Assyria definition

ə-sîrē-ə
An ancient empire and civilization of western Asia in the upper valley of the Tigris River. In its zenith between the ninth and seventh centuries bc , the empire included all of Mesopotamia and the Levant.
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(place) Ancient empire in SW Asia in the region of the upper Tigris River: at its height (7th cent. b.c.), it extended from the head of the Persian Gulf to Egypt and Asia Minor: original cap. Ashur; later cap. Nineveh.
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A Semitic Akkadian kingdom, extant as a nation state from the mid–23rd century BC to 608 BC centred on the Upper Tigris river, in northern Mesopotamia (present day northern Iraq), that came to rule regional empires a number of times through history.
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Origin of assyria

  • From Latin Assyria, from Ancient Greek Ἀσσυρία (Assuria), from Akkadian (Aššūrāyu), from (Aššur, “Assur”), its original capital.

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