Definition of Assyriologist in English:

Assyriologist

noun

  • See Assyriology

    • ‘One Assyriologist writes, ‘Sennacherib stands out among Assyrian kings as a man of exceptional enterprise and open-mindedness'.’
    • ‘First of all, in no chronology proposed by biblical scholars or Assyriologists does the siege of Samaria begin in 722.’
    • ‘Obviously this relatively recent discovery still has to be thoroughly evaluated and assessed by Egyptologists, Assyriologists and archaeologists in general.’
    • ‘In 1872 George Smith, a young Assyriologist at the British Museum, discovered that one of these tablets told the story of a great flood that had covered Earth.’

Pronunciation

Assyriologist

/əˌsɪrɪˈɒlədʒɪst/