Aramaean

noun Ar·a·mae·an \ ˌa-rə-ˈmē-ən , ˌer-ə- \
variants: or less commonly Aramean

Definition of Aramaean

1 : aramaic
2 : a member of a Semitic people of the second millennium b.c. in Syria and Upper Mesopotamia

Aramaean

adjective

Origin and Etymology of aramaean

Latin Aramaeus, from Greek Aramaios, from Hebrew ʽĂrām Aram, ancient name for Syria


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