Definitions of Ashur
  1. noun
    chief god of the Assyrians; god of military prowess and empire; identified with Babylonian Anshar
    synonyms: Ashir
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    Semitic deity
    a deity worshipped by the ancient Semites
  2. noun
    an ancient Assyrian city on the Tigris and traditional capital of Assyria; just to the south of the modern city of Mosul in Iraq
    synonyms: Assur, Asur
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    city, metropolis, urban center
    a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts
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