Definition of Urartian in English:

Urartian

Syllabification: U·rar·ti·an
Pronunciation: /o͝oˈrärtēən
 
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adjective

  • Of or relating to the ancient kingdom of Urartu in eastern Anatolia (circa 1500–585 bc).
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    • The skill of Urartian craftspeople is manifest in Van museum exhibits: terracotta figures, ornate bronze belts and some very covetable gold jewellery.
    • The city has existed for at least 5,000 years and saw successive periods of Urartian, Assyrian and Persian rule before succumbing to Alexander the Great.

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  • 1A native or inhabitant of ancient Urartu.
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    • She rightly concludes, ‘despite their geographical position and their entanglement with Assyrians, Urartians, Persians, Arabs, and Turks, both ancient and early medieval Armenians have a European significance.’
    • The earliest Armenian history was related to the Hittites and the Urartians as well as with the peoples of Mesopotamia.
    • This impression is created by simply tacking the history of the Urartians onto that of the Haik.
  • 2The language of Urartu, related to Hurrian.

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