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Saddam Hussein was fascinated by ancient Babylon and Assyria. He made money available to protect and develop the great archaeological sites. The great achievements of Mesopotamian civilisation were pressed into the service of the Ba'athist regime.
Neil MacGregor

Meaning of "Mesopotamian" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF MESOPOTAMIAN

Mesopotamian  [ˌmɛsəpəˈteɪmɪən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MESOPOTAMIAN

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adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
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Mesopotamian can act as a noun and an adjective.
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WHAT DOES MESOPOTAMIAN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Mesopotamia

Mesopotamia (from the Ancient Greek: Μεσοποταμία " between rivers"; Arabic: بلاد الرافدين‎ (bilād al-rāfidayn); Syriac: ܒܝܬ ܢܗܪܝܢ (Beth Nahrain) "land of rivers") is a name for the area of the Tigris–Euphrates river system, corresponding to modern-day Iraq, Kuwait, the northeastern section of Syria and to a much lesser extent southeastern Turkey and smaller parts of southwestern Iran. Widely considered to be the cradle of civilization in the West, Bronze Age Mesopotamia included Sumer and the Akkadian, Babylonian, and Assyrian empires, all native to the territory of modern-day Iraq. In the Iron Age, it was controlled by the Neo-Assyrian and Neo-Babylonian empires. The indigenous Sumerians and Akkadians (including Assyrians and Babylonians) dominated Mesopotamia from the beginning of written history (c. 3100 BC) to the fall of Babylon in 539 BC, when it was conquered by the Achaemenid Empire. It fell to Alexander the Great in 332 BC, and after his death, it became part of the Greek Seleucid Empire. Around 150 BC, Mesopotamia was under the control of the Parthians.

Definition of Mesopotamian in the English dictionary

The definition of Mesopotamian in the dictionary is of or relating to Mesopotamia, a region of SW Asia, or its inhabitants. Other definition of Mesopotamian is a native or inhabitant of Mesopotamia.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MESOPOTAMIAN


acromion
əˈkrəʊmɪən
anthemion
ænˈθiːmɪən
antinomian
ˌæntɪˈnəʊmɪən
Bahamian
bəˈheɪmɪən
Bohemian
bəʊˈhiːmɪən
camion
ˈkæmɪən
Crimean
kraɪˈmɪən
cryptogamian
ˌkrɪptəʊˈɡeɪmɪən
didynamian
ˌdɪdɪˈneɪmɪən
Endymion
ɛnˈdɪmɪən
epithalamion
ˌepɪθəˈleɪmɪən
Hieronymian
ˌhaɪərəˈnɪmɪən
hippopotamian
ˌhɪpəpɒˈteɪmɪən
isthmian
ˈɪsθmɪən
Permian
ˈpɜːmɪən
prosimian
prəʊˈsɪmɪən
prothalamion
ˌprəʊθəˈleɪmɪən
Samian
ˈseɪmɪən
Simeon
ˈsɪmɪən
simian
ˈsɪmɪən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MESOPOTAMIAN

Mesopotamia

WORDS THAT END LIKE MESOPOTAMIAN

Adrian
Ambartsumian
Asian
Australian
Brian
Canadian
Christian
edriophthalmian
Hungarian
Indian
Indonesian
Italian
lesbian
neonomian
pandemian
Russian
syndyasmian
the Permian
transisthmian
vermian

Synonyms and antonyms of Mesopotamian in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Mesopotamian» into 25 languages

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Translator English - Chinese

美索不达米亚
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

mesopotámico
570 millions of speakers

English

Mesopotamian
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मेसोपोटेमिया
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بلاد ما بين النهرين
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Месопотамская
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

mesopotâmica
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মেসোপটেমীয়
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

mésopotamienne
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mesopotamia
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

mesopotamischen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

メソポタミアの
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

메소포타미아
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mesopotamia
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Lưỡng Hà
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மெசபட்டோமியா
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मेसोपोटेमियन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Mezopotamya
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

mesopotamica
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Mezopotamii
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Месопотамская
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

mesopotamiană
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Μεσοποταμίας
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Mesopotamiese
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

mesopotamiska
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Mesopotamian
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Mesopotamian

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MESOPOTAMIAN»

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Mesopotamian

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QUOTES WITH «MESOPOTAMIAN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Mesopotamian.
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Neil MacGregor
Saddam Hussein was fascinated by ancient Babylon and Assyria. He made money available to protect and develop the great archaeological sites. The great achievements of Mesopotamian civilisation were pressed into the service of the Ba'athist regime.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MESOPOTAMIAN»

Discover the use of Mesopotamian in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Mesopotamian and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Mesopotamian Astrology: An Introduction to Babylonian and ...
This book is intended to serve as a general introduction to Mesopotamian astrology, both its outward phenomena and its inner structure.
Ulla Susanne Koch, 1995
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Corpus of Mesopotamian Anti-witchcraft Rituals: Volume One
The Corpus of Mesopotamian Anti-witchcraft Rituals aims to present a reconstruction and critical editions of this body of texts.
Tzvi Abusch, Daniel Schwemer, 2010
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Mesopotamian Civilization: The Material Foundations
What contributions to Mesopotamian civilization came from the East and what from the West? In addressing such questions as these, Potts offers a new foundation for understanding an ancient civilization of great complexity.
Daniel T. Potts, 1997
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The Ancient Mesopotamian City
Urban history starts in ancient Mesopotamia. In this volume Marc Van De Mieroop examines the evolution of the very earliest cities which, for millennia, inspired the rest of the ancient world.
Marc Van De Mieroop, 1997
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Mesopotamian Magic: Textual, Historical, and Interpretative ...
This volume, edited by Tzvi Zbusch and Karel van der Toorn, contains the papers delivered at the first international conference on Mesopotamian magic held under the auspices of the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies (NIAS) in June ...
I. Tzvi Abusch, Karel Van Der Toorn, 1999
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Mesopotamian Chronicles
The volume, which incorporates revisions and additions by the author and a transcription of the cuneiform, includes every example of Sumerian, Assyrian, and Babylonian historiographic literature, and magisterial essays on the genre and on ...
Jean-Jacques Glassner, Benjamin Benjamin Read Foster, 2005
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Mesopotamian Protective Spirits: The Ritual Texts
Deriving his information from the ritual texts that describe the production and installation of these figures, the author identifies the monsters of the texts with objects from the archaeological record and presents a detailed discussion of ...
F. A. M. Wiggermann, 1992
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The Anatomy of a Mesopotamian City: Survey and Soundings at ...
This volume describes and analyzes the survey work at the site of the ancient Mesopotamian city, Mashkan-shapir.
Elizabeth Caecilia Stone, Paul E. Zimansky, 2004
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An Introduction to Ancient Mesopotamian Religion
In An Introduction to Mesopotamian Religion Tammi J. Schneider offers readers a basic guide to the religion of the peoples living in the region of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers from the beginning of the Bronze Age to the time of Alexander ...
Tammi Joy Schneider, 2011
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Ancient Mesopotamian Civilization
Describes the Ancient Mesopotamians and their myths with factual explanations about how people really lived at the time.
Gretchen Wildwood, Rupert Matthews, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MESOPOTAMIAN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Mesopotamian is used in the context of the following news items.
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An outpost of resistance in Anbar, Haditha struggling to survive
Water levels on the Euphrates River that flows 1,700 miles from eastern Turkey through Syria and Iraq past ancient Mesopotamian lands have ... «Stars and Stripes, Jul 15»
2
Garden of Eden dries as ISIS, Turkey and Iraq fight over water
The “Garden of Eden” is drying up this summer. Water levels in the fabled Mesopotamian marshes of southern Iraq have reached their lowest ... «New Scientist, Jul 15»
3
Tech that will change your life
The earliest keys have been dated to circa 700 BC in Nineveh — an ancient Mesopotamian city. They're due an upgrade. Get yourself a 21st ... «Bangalore Mirror, Jul 15»
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A bridge to the old Iraq: Displaced artists from the war-torn country …
... young people about the Epic of Gilgamesh, organised by the Enheduanna Society, celebrates Mesopotamian heritage and its legacy today. «The Independent, Jul 15»
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Award-winning photographers feature in Forest gallery
Allen's work explores the once fertile Mesopotamian marshes of Southern Iraq that were drained by Saddam Hussein forcing its inhabitants to ... «Cumbria Live, Jul 15»
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History Repeats in the Greek Crisis
... their neighbors fought back and copied Egyptian and Mesopotamian institutions. By 2000 B.C. the whole region from Pakistan's Indus Valley ... «STRATFOR, Jul 15»
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Iraqi metal band rocks its way to US
NEW YORK – The name of the album is “Gilgamesh,” the ancient Mesopotamian king with superhuman strength and courage who undertakes ... «Rocky Mount Telegram, Jul 15»
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The American Mesopotamian Organization calls for the …
The American Mesopotamian Organization and other Assyrian groups call for the establishment of a locally administered region by the ... «PR Web, Jul 15»
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Mesopotamian urban crisis after the fall of the Akkadian Empire …
Archaeologists used innovative techniques gain new insights about the third-millennium urban crisis in Mesopotamia some 4,000 years ago. «ZME Science, Jul 15»
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Iraq's Famed Marshes Are Disappearing—Again
The Mesopotamian marshes in southern Iraq, drained by Saddam Hussein to punish the rebellious Marsh Arabs, were re-flooded after his fall, ... «National Geographic, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Mesopotamian [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/mesopotamian>. Aug 2019 ».
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