Definition of Assyriology in English:

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Assyriology

Pronunciation: /əˌsirēˈäləjē/

noun

The study of the language, history, and antiquities of ancient Assyria.
Example sentences
  • The consortium is working to improve faculty training, curriculum and facilities for the study of Archaeology, Assyriology and Environmental Health.
  • The State University of New York at Stony Brook is strengthening the quality of education at four Iraqi partner universities in archaeology, Assyriology, and environmental health.
  • The department of Assyriology advances the study of cuneiform texts stemming from ancient Mesopotamia.

Derivatives

Assyriological

Pronunciation: /əˌsi(ə)rēəˈläjikəl/
adjective
Example sentences
  • In order to become a member of the Estonian Assyriological Society, you need to fill the following application and send it to us by clicking on the button labeled ‘Send’.
  • I have chosen this transcription to remain in line with the standard Assyriological transcription for the words I am discussing.

Assyriologist

Pronunciation: /əˌsirēˈäləjəst/
noun
Example sentences
  • Obviously this relatively recent discovery still has to be thoroughly evaluated and assessed by Egyptologists, Assyriologists and archaeologists in general.
  • One Assyriologist writes, ‘Sennacherib stands out among Assyrian kings as a man of exceptional enterprise and open-mindedness'.
  • First of all, in no chronology proposed by biblical scholars or Assyriologists does the siege of Samaria begin in 722.

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Syllabification: As·syr·i·ol·o·gy

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