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Hit•tite



Pronunciation: (hit'īt), [key]
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 of the second millennium b.c. Cf. Hieroglyphic Hittite.

adj.
of, pertaining to, or belonging to the Hittites or their language.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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