- of or relating to Syria or its inhabitants.
- a native or inhabitant of Syria.
Origin of Syrian
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The Syrians who arrived in Sicily this week are lucky to be alive.
They had heard about what Saed calls “a company” in Turkey that smuggles Syrians at a “fair price” of just $4,000 apiece.
Fleeing their homes, many Syrians left behind middle-class lives; most arrived with none of the mementos that stir memory.
How best to explain what Syrians have faced over the last four years?
The aid—mainly food and medical equipment—is meant for Syrians displaced from their hometowns, and for hungry civilians.U.S. Humanitarian Aid Going to ISIS
October 20, 2014
The Syrians added to it an m, thus giving it a participial form.The Babylonian Legends of the Creation
And of these three blessings our two Syrians together are plentifully endowed.The Book of Khalid
This therefore is what Herodotus says, that "the Syrians that are in Palestine are circumcised."Against Apion
The chapel of the Syrians is not handsome; that of the Copts is the humblest of them all.The Innocents Abroad
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
In some parts, they are not even allowed to enter the houses of Syrians.Castes and Tribes of Southern India
- of, relating to, or characteristic of Syria, its people, or their dialect of Arabic
- Eastern Churches of or relating to Christians who belong to churches with Syriac liturgies
- a native or inhabitant of Syria
- Eastern Churches a Syrian Christian
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