HyperDic: ashur

English > 2 senses of the word Ashur:
NOUNperson Ashur, Ashirchief god of the Assyrians
locationAshur, Assur, Asuran ancient Assyrian city on the Tigris and traditional capital of Assyria
Ashur > pronunciation
Soundsae'sher
RhymesBerkshire ... Yorkshire: 36 rhymes with sher...
English > Ashur: 2 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningChief god of the Assyrians; god of military prowess and empire; identified with Babylonian Anshar.
SynonymAshir
Instance ofSemitic deityA deity worshipped by the ancient Semites
RegionAssyriaAn ancient kingdom in northern Mesopotamia which is in present-day Iraq
English > Ashur: 2 senses > noun 2, location
MeaningAn ancient Assyrian city on the Tigris and traditional capital of Assyria; just to the south of the modern city of Mosul in Iraq.
SynonymsAssur, Asur
Instance ofcity, metropolis, urban centerA large and densely populated urban area
Part ofAssyriaAn ancient kingdom in northern Mesopotamia which is in present-day Iraq
Iraq, Republic of Iraq, Al-Iraq, IrakA republic in the Middle East in western Asia
SpanishAssur
CatalanAssur

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