Syriac

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noun Syr·i·ac \ˈsir-ē-ˌak\

Definition of Syriac

  1. 1 :  a literary language based on an eastern Aramaic dialect and used as the literary and liturgical language by several Eastern Christian churches

  2. 2 :  Aramaic spoken by Christian communities

Syriac

adjective

Origin and Etymology of syriac

Latin syriacus Syrian, from Greek syriakos, from Syria, ancient country in Asia


First Known Use: 1598


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