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Syrian

[seer-ee-uh n] /ˈsɪər i ən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Syria or its inhabitants.
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of Syria.
Origin of Syrian
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English Sirien < Middle French. See Syria, -an
Related forms
non-Syrian, adjective, noun
pre-Syrian, adjective, noun
pro-Syrian, adjective
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  • The owner of the villa was a rich Syrian with a French-American wife.

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  • The evening of that very day, the trachoma-afflicted Syrian was absent from the ward.

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  • We learn that they settled in the Syrian Quarter directly after clearing their merchandise.

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  • After dinner he is introduced to his “poor dear Misfortune” by his Syrian friend.

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  • The European hamster is at least twice the size of the Syrian or golden hamster.

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British Dictionary definitions for Syrian

Syrian

/ˈsɪrɪən/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of Syria, its people, or their dialect of Arabic
2.
(Eastern Churches) of or relating to Christians who belong to churches with Syriac liturgies
noun
3.
a native or inhabitant of Syria
4.
(Eastern Churches) a Syrian Christian
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