What does Sumerian mean?

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suˈmɪər i ən, -ˈmɛr-Sume·ri·an

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Sumerian(adj)

    a member of a people who inhabited ancient Sumer

  2. Sumerian(adj)

    of or relating to ancient Sumer or its inhabitants


  1. Sumerian(Noun)

    A person of Sumer.

  2. Sumerian(Noun)

    A native of lower Babylonia, called u0160umer in Akkadian.

  3. Sumerian(Adjective)

    Of, from or pertaining to Sumer.

  4. Sumerian(Adjective)

    Of, from or pertaining lower Babylonia, which was anciently called u0160umer in Akkadian.

  5. Sumerian(ProperNoun)

    The ancient language spoken in Sumer, a language isolate.


  1. Sumerian

    Sumerian is the language of ancient Sumer, which was spoken in southern Mesopotamia from at least the 4th millennium BC. During the 3rd millennium BC, a very intimate cultural symbiosis developed between the Sumerians and the Akkadians, which included widespread bilingualism. The influence of Sumerian on Akkadian is evident in all areas, from lexical borrowing on a massive scale, to syntactic, morphological, and phonological convergence. This has prompted scholars to refer to Sumerian and Akkadian in the third millennium as a Sprachbund. Akkadian gradually replaced Sumerian as a spoken language around 2000 BC, but Sumerian continued to be used as a sacred, ceremonial, literary and scientific language in Mesopotamia until the 1st century AD. Then, it was forgotten until the 19th century, when Assyriologists began deciphering the cuneiform inscriptions and excavated tablets left by these speakers. Sumerian is a language isolate.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sumerian

    sū-mē′ri-an, adj. pertaining to Sumir, one of the two divisions of ancient Babylonia.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sumerian in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sumerian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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