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/ ˈsɪər iˌæk /
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a form of Aramaic used by various Eastern Churches.
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OTHER WORDS FROM Syriacpre-Syr·i·ac, adjective, noun
Words nearby Syriac
syr, Syracuse, Syrah, Syr Darya, Syria, Syriac, Syrian, Syrian Desert, Syrian hamster, syringa, syringe
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How to use Syriac in a sentence
Not so: there are Christians there too, like the Syriac Orthodox Patriarch.Why Won’t the West Defend Middle Eastern Christians?|Diarmaid MacCulloch|October 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
We owe it neither to the Syriac tongue nor to the Hebrew, a jargon of the Syriac, in which adultery is called niuph.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
As an historical fact, however, Hebrew rhymed verse can be traced on the one side to Syriac, on the other to Arabic influences.Chapters on Jewish Literature|Israel Abrahams
Morris tells me the style of his Syriac works is very different from that of his Greek, and the matter much deeper.Journal in France in 1845 and 1848 with Letters from Italy in 1847|T. W. (Thomas William) Allies
He was the last great Syriac writer, though he is important rather as a collector than as an independent writer.Some Jewish Witnesses For Christ|Rev. A. Bernstein, B.D.
He probably wrote only in Syriac, though he may have possessed some knowledge of Greek and possibly of Hebrew.
British Dictionary definitions for Syriac
/ (ˈsɪrɪˌæk) /
a dialect of Aramaic spoken in Syria until about the 13th century ad and still in use as a liturgical language of certain Eastern churches
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