Definition of Nesite in English:

Nesite

(also Nésite)

noun

  • 1A name given to the official language used in Hittite documents; = "Kanesian".

  • 2A member of the Hittite people who used this language.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Edgar Sturtevant (1875–1952). From French Nésite (B. Hrozný 1929: see below) from Nesa, the name of an ancient Hittite city in Asia Minor + -ite, after Hittite našili language of Nesa, nešumnili language of those of Nesa.

Pronunciation

Nesite

/ˈnɛsʌɪt/