of or pertaining to the Hittites or their language (ancient people in northern Syria and Asia Minor) member of an ancient people in northern Syria and Asia Minor during the second millenium BC; extinct language of this people
hetitisch, von oder sich auf die Hethiter (Urvolk in der Region Kleinasiens) und ihre Sprache beziehend Hethiter, Angehöriger eines alten Volkes in Nordsyrein und Kleinasien während des zweiten Millenium vor Christus; ausgestorbene Sprache dieses Volkes
hittite \hit"tite\ (?), n. [from heb. khittīm hittites.] a member of an ancient people (or perhaps group of peoples) whose settlements extended from armenia westward into asia minor and southward into palestine. they are known to have been met along the orontes as early as 1500 b. c., and were often at war with the egyptians and assyrians. especially in the north they developed a considerable civilization, of which numerous monuments and inscriptions are extant. authorities are not agreed as to their race. while several attempts have been made to decipher the hittite characters, little progress has yet been made.