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Hurrian

Syllabification: Hur·ri·an
Pronunciation: /ˈho͝orēən
 
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Definition of Hurrian in English:

noun

1A member of an ancient people, originally from Armenia, who settled in Syria and northern Mesopotamia during the 3rd-2nd millennia bc and were later absorbed by the Hittites and Assyrians.
2The language of the Hurrians, written in cuneiform and of unknown affinity.

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Of or relating to the Hurrians or their language.

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