Definition of Assyria

1. Noun. An ancient kingdom in northern Mesopotamia which is in present-day Iraq.

Definition of Assyria

1. Proper noun. a Semitic Akkadian kingdom, extant as a nation state from the mid–23rd century BC to 608 BC centred on the Upper Tigris river, in northern Mesopotamia (present day northern Iraq), that came to rule regional empires a number of times through history ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Assyria

Aster acuminatus
Aster arenosus
Aster cordifolius

Literary usage of Assyria

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"For the cause and result of the first great conflict between assyria and Babylon see assyria. How the long Kassite dynasty came to an end we know not ..."

2. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"With Illustrations (1876); History of Sennacherib (1878). See assyria, III., § 7. BIBLIOGRAPHY: AH Sayce, in Nature, Sept. 14, 1876; TSBA, vols, i. ..."

3. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1901)
""The description of assyria is furnished by Herodotus (1. ... Ammianus remarks that the primitive assyria, which comprehended Ninus (Nineveh) and Arbela, ..."

4. Ancient Times, a History of the Early World: An Introduction to the Study of by James Henry Breasted (1916)
"THE DESTRUCTION OF THE HEBREW KINGDOMS BY assyria AND CHALDEA While the Hebrews had been deeply stirred by their own conflicts at home, such men as Amos had ..."

5. The Holy Bible: Containing the Old and New Testaments Translated Out of the by Canadian Bible Society (1903)
"8 Now therefore give pledges, I pray thee, to my master the king of assyria, and I will give thee two thousand horses, if thou be able on thy part to set ..."

6. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1917)
"OCL also Tiglathpileser I. See also Sargon IL, king of assyria; ... The story of assyria from the rise of the empire to the fall of Nineveh. ..."

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