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
Origin and Etymology of syriac
Latin syriacus Syrian, from Greek syriakos, from Syria, ancient country in Asia
First Known Use: 1598See Words from the same year
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up Syriac? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).