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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  Orontes  as  early  as  1500  b.  c.,  and  were 
  often  at  war  with  the  Egyptians  and  Assyrians.  Especially  in 
  the  north  they  developed  a  considerable  civilization,  of 
  which  numerous  monuments  and  inscriptions  are  extant. 
  Authorities  are  not  agreed  as  to  their  race.  While  several 
  attempts  have  been  made  to  decipher  the  Hittite  characters, 
  little  progress  has  yet  been  made 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Hittite 
  n  :  the  principal  language  of  the  Anatolian  group  [syn:  {Hittite}] 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Hittite,  one  who  is  broken;  who  fears 
 




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