Hittite [hit′īt΄]
[Heb Ḥittī (< Hittite ḥatti) + -ITE1]
1. any of an ancient people of Asia Minor and Syria (fl. 1700-700 B.C. )
2. the language of the Hittites, now extinct and considered by most authorities to be associated with Indo-European: it is recorded in divergent cuneiform and hieroglyphic inscriptions
of the Hittites or their language or culture

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  • hittite — [ itit ] adj. • 1884; angl. hittite, pour différencier ce peuple de la tribu cananéenne des Hétéens (1740); lat. bibl. Hethæi, hébr. Hittim ♦ Relatif aux Hittites, peuple de l Antiquité. L Empire hittite d Asie Mineure (v. 2000 à 1400 av. J. C.) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Hittite — may refer to:*the Hittites, an ancient Anatolian people. *the Neo Hittite states, Iron Age successors to the Hittite people located in modern Turkey and Syria. *the Hittite language, an ancient Indo European language. *Biblical Hittites, also… …   Wikipedia

  • Hittite — Hit tite, n. [From Heb. Khitt[=i]m Hittites.] A member of an ancient people (or perhaps group of peoples) whose settlements extended from Armenia westward into Asia Minor and southward into Palestine. They are known to have been met along the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • *hittite — ● hittite adjectif Relatif aux Hittites. ● hittite nom masculin Langue indo européenne parlée par les Hittites …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Hittite — c.1600, of or pertaining to an Indo European people whose empire (c.1900 700 B.C.E.) covered much of modern Turkey and Syria, from Heb. Hitti Hittite (pl. Hittim), from Hitt. Hatti. The biblical use (Cf. Gen. xv.20, etc.) refers to Canaanite or… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Hittite — /hit uyt/, n. 1. a member of an ancient people who established a powerful empire in Asia Minor and Syria, dominant from about 1900 to 1200 B.C. 2. an extinct language of the Anatolian branch of Indo European, preserved in cuneiform inscriptions… …   Universalium

  • Hittite — 1. noun a) A person of the Hittite Kingdom, a Bronze Age kingdom of Anatolia. b) An ancient Indo European language of the Anatolian branch, attested from the 16th century BC until the 13th century BC. 2. adjective a) Of or relating …   Wiktionary

  • Hittite — noun Etymology: Hebrew Ḥittī, from Hittite ḫatti Date: 1608 1. a member of a conquering people in Asia Minor and Syria with an empire in the second millennium B.C. 2. the extinct Indo European language of the Hittites see Indo European languages… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Hittite — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. La langue hittite. L écriture hiéroglyphique hittite. Le peuple des Hittites. Catégorie : Homonymie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Hittite — Hit•tite [[t]ˈhɪt aɪt[/t]] n. 1) peo a member of a people of central Anatolia who were a significant power in Anatolia and Syria from c1900 to c1200 b.c. 2) peo their extinct Indo European language, written in a cuneiform syllabary 3) anh peo of… …   From formal English to slang

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