Hittite

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Hit·tite / ˈhitīt/ • n. 1. a member of an ancient people who established an empire in Asia Minor and Syria that flourished from c.1700 to c.1200 bc. ∎  a subject of this empire or one of their descendants, including the members of a Canaanite or Syrian people mentioned in the Bible (11th to 8th century bc).2. the Anatolian language of the Hittites, the earliest attested Indo-European language. Written in both hieroglyphic and cuneiform scripts, it was deciphered in the early 20th century.• adj. of or relating to the Hittites, their empire, or their language.

Hittite

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Hittite a member of an ancient people who established an empire in Asia Minor and Syria that flourished from c.1700 to c.1200 bc. Also, a subject of this empire or one of their descendants, including a Canaanite or Syrian people mentioned in the Bible (11th to 8th century bc).