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Syrian

[seer-ee-uh n]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to Syria or its inhabitants.
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noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Syria.
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Origin of Syrian

1350–1400; Middle English Sirien < Middle French. See Syria, -an
Related formsnon-Syr·i·an, adjective, nounpre-Syr·i·an, adjective, nounpro-Syr·i·an, adjective
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Examples from the Web for syrian

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Historical Examples

  • The owner of the villa was a rich Syrian with a French-American wife.

    It Happened in Egypt

    C. N. Williamson

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

    The Book of Khalid

    Ameen Rihani

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

    The Book of Khalid

    Ameen Rihani

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

    The Book of Khalid

    Ameen Rihani

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


British Dictionary definitions for syrian

Syrian

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
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noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Syria
  2. Eastern Churches a Syrian Christian
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