Hittite meaning

hĭtīt
A member of an ancient people living in Anatolia and northern Syria about 2000–1200 bc .
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The Indo-European language of the Hittites.
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Of or relating to the Hittites, their language, or their culture.
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Any of an ancient people of Asia Minor and Syria (fl. 1700-700 b.c.)
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The language of the Hittites, now extinct and considered by most authorities to be associated with Indo-European: it is recorded in divergent cuneiform and hieroglyphic inscriptions.
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Of the Hittites or their language or culture.
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A person of the Hittite Kingdom, a Bronze Age kingdom of Anatolia.
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An ancient Indo-European language of the Anatolian branch, attested from the 16th century BC until the 13th century BC.
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Of or relating to the Hittite people.
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Of or relating to the Hittite language.
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Of or relating to the Hittite Kingdom, located in central Anatolia (modern Turkey), that flourished from about 1800 to 1400 BCE.
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Origin of hittite

  • From Hebrew ḥittî from Akkadian ḫatti from Hittite Hatti land of the Hattians (indigenous inhabitants of Anatolia) of Proto-Hattic (language of the Hattians) origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Hittite. Coined erroneously in the early 20th century in confusion with the neighboring Hattites (Hattic) whose language was recorded in discovered texts as [script?] (hasili). It is now known that the Hittites called themselves [script?] (nesili, “pertaining to the city of Nesa”), hence the much less used alternative name Nesite or Neshite.

    From Wiktionary