Ar·​a·​ma·​ic | \ ˌa-rə-ˈmā-ik How to pronounce Aramaic (audio) , ˌer-ə-\

Definition of Aramaic

: a Semitic language known since the ninth century b.c. as the speech of the Aramaeans and later used extensively in southwest Asia as a commercial and governmental language and adopted as their customary speech by various non-Aramaean peoples including the Jews after the Babylonian exile

First Known Use of Aramaic

1813, in the meaning defined above

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“Aramaic.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 5 December 2019.

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