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Noun: Ashur  'a,shûr
  1. An ancient Assyrian city on the Tigris and traditional capital of Assyria; just to the south of the modern city of Mosul in Iraq
    - Assur, Asur
  2. Chief god of the Assyrians; god of military prowess and empire; identified with Babylonian Anshar
    - Ashir

Type of: city, metropolis, Semitic deity, urban center [US], urban centre [Brit, Cdn]

Part of: Al-Iraq, Assyria, Irak, Iraq, Republic of Iraq

Encyclopedia: Ashur, Sistan and Baluchestan