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  1. a form of Aramaic used by various Eastern Churches.
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Origin of Syriac

< Latin Syriacus < Greek Syriakós. See Syria, -ac
Related formspre-Syr·i·ac, adjective, noun
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  1. 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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