neo-Syriac

noun

¦nē(ˌ)ō+
variants or Neo-Syriac
: a modern form of Syriac that is spoken by Christians in northwestern Iran and that is akin to the ancient literary Syriac though not directly from it

Word History

Etymology

ne- + syriac

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“Neo-Syriac.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neo-Syriac. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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