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

Syriac

adjective

Origin and Etymology of syriac

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


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