Definition of Sumer
1. Noun. An area in the southern region of Babylonia in present-day Iraq; site of the Sumerian civilization of city-states that flowered during the third millennium BC.
Group relationships: Al-iraq, Irak, Iraq, Republic Of Iraq, Babylonia, Chaldaea, Chaldea
Terms within: Ur
Geographical relationships: Enki, En-lil, Enlil, Eresh-kigal, Ereshkigal, Ereshkigel, Inanna, Ki, Nammu, Namtar, Namtaru, Nanna, Ninhursag, Ninkharsag, Ninkhursag, Ninib, Ninurta, Utu, Utug, Zu, Zubird, Enkidu, Gilgamish
Derivative terms: Sumerian
Definition of Sumer
1. Proper noun. Earliest known civilization of the ancient Near East (4th to 3rd millennia BC), located in lower Mesopotamia. ¹
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Literary usage of Sumer
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Ancient Times, a History of the Early World: An Introduction to the Study of by James Henry Breasted (1916)
"The When at last the Semites of Akkad were enfeebled by the Sumer and town ... The kings of this age, who called themselves " Kings of Sumer and Akkad," ..."
2. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"... Sumer and Akkad, in my spirit let them in peace repose "). He has written the stele, he continues, to bestow protection upon the weak, the widow and (be ..."
3. pennsylvania archives by Pennsylvania State Library, Pennsylvania Dept. of Public Instruction, Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth (1878)
"Comend me kindly to Mr Tom & desire him to send me of y best Tobacco seed he hath, for I propose y"= next Sumer to make a plantation of Tobacco. ..."
4. The Story of Notation by Charles Francis Abdy Williams (1903)
"Extracts from the writings of various fourteenth-century authors on measured music—"Sumer is icumen in"—Probably few such "rondels or common songs " were ..."
5. Contributions to a Psychological Theory of Music by Max Friedrich Meyer (1901)
"CANON, Sumer 1s ICUMEN IN In the mediaeval canon, Sumer is icumen in, which I give in musical notation including the bass, I determined the most effective ..."
6. Primitive Civilizations: Or, Outlines of the History of Ownership in Archaic by Edith Jemima Simcox (1894)
"THE ANCIENT CITIES OF Sumer AND AKKAD. IN one of the Babylonian accounts of the creation, the beginning of all things is represented as the time before ..."