Definition of Sumerian

1. Noun. A member of a people who inhabited ancient Sumer.

Generic synonyms: Babylonian



2. Adjective. Of or relating to ancient Sumer or its inhabitants.
Partainyms: Sumer
Derivative terms: Sumer

Definition of Sumerian

1. a. Of or pertaining to the region of lower Babylonia, which was anciently called Sumer, or its inhabitants or their language.

2. n. A native of lower Babylonia, anciently called Sumer.

Definition of Sumerian

1. Adjective. Of, from or pertaining to Sumer. ¹

2. Adjective. Of, from or pertaining lower Babylonia, which was anciently called Šumer in Akkadian. ¹

3. Noun. A person of Sumer. ¹

4. Noun. A native of lower Babylonia, called Šumer in Akkadian. ¹

5. Proper noun. The ancient language spoken in Sumer, a language isolate. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sumerian

Sulpicians
Sulpitian
Sulpitians
Sultan of Swat
Sultanate of Oman
Sumatra
Sumatran
Sumatran rhinoceros
Sumatran tiger
Sumatran tigers
Sumatrans
Sumbawa
Sumbwa
Sumer
Sumeria
Sumerian
Sumerians
Sumerological
Sumerologist
Sumerologists
Sumerology
Sumitra
Summer
Summer Finding
Summer Triangle
Summer of Love
Summerland
Summers
Sumner
Sumy

Literary usage of Sumerian

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"sumerian civilization and language, however, were highly developed before the coming of the Semites, as well in the construction of the latter as in its ..."

2. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1908)
"He is doubtless a sumerian, as is shown both by his name and his region; but that the Semite is already 1. En-shag- in the land and even among the king's ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"sumerian civilization and language, however, were highly developed before the coming of the Semites, as well in the construction of the latter as in its ..."

4. The History of Language by Henry Sweet (1900)
"sumerian.—The cuneiform or arrow-headed inscriptions on the clay tablets and other remains found in the valley of the Euphrates and the neighboring ..."

5. The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal by Stephen Denison Peet (1906)
""A new Aspect of the sumerian Question," is the title of an article by Prof. ... The sumerian theory was not accepted off-hand, and after fifty years the ..."

6. A History of Babylonia and Assyria by Robert William Rogers (1915)
"Assyrian inflects, sumerian agglutinates. 2. In Assyrian the vowels are the most ... This is not true in sumerian, where the verbal stem is unchangeable, ..."

7. Methods and Materials of Literary Criticism: Lyric, Epic and Allied Forms of by Charles Mills Gayley, Benjamin Putnam Kurtz (1920)
"The sumerian and Babylonian Lyric. Of the works cited in the Appendix, ... Some sumerian-Babyl. Hymns of the Berlin Collection fin Am. Jr. of Semitic Langs, ..."

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