Syriac

noun
Syr·​i·​ac | \ˈsir-ē-ˌak \

Definition of Syriac 

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

2 : Aramaic spoken by Christian communities

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Syriac adjective

First Known Use of Syriac

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Syriac

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

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