- a form of Aramaic used by various Eastern Churches.
Origin of Syriac
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Not so: there are Christians there too, like the Syriac Orthodox Patriarch.Why Won’t the West Defend Middle Eastern Christians?
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He next proceeded to learn the Chaldee, Syriac, and Samaritan dialects.Self-Help
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The root in Syriac means "to be sad," but Kimchi derives it from a root "to be black."The Expositor's Bible
F. W. Farrar
That of the Koran, based on the Cufic forms of the Syriac 2.The Natural History of the Varieties of Man
Robert Gordon Latham
In Syriac the word ‘Eben’ signifies equally a child and a stone.Tradition
John Francis Arundell
- 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