Definition of Nuzi in US English:

Nuzi

(also Nuzu)

adjective

Archaeology
  • 1Designating cuneiform documents mostly dating from 1500–1350 b.c. excavated at Nuzi in present-day Iraq.

  • 2Designating a style of painted ceramic ware dating from the Mitanni empire of the 15th and early 14th centuries b.c., found in sites throughout western Asia but originally excavated at Nuzi.

noun

Archaeology
  • The Nuzi dialect of Akkadian.

Origin

1920s. From Nuzi or Nuzu, the name of the site of an ancient Mesopotamian city located close to Kirkuk in present-day Iraq.

Pronunciation

Nuzi

/ˈnuːzi/