Hittite: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (hit'īt), [key]
— n.
  1. a member of an ancient people who established a powerful empire in Asia Minor and Syria, dominant from about 1900 to 1200 b.c.
  2. an extinct language of the Anatolian branch of Indo-European, preserved in cuneiform inscriptions of the second millennium b.c. Cf. Hieroglyphic Hittite.
  1. of, pertaining to, or belonging to the Hittites or their language.
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