[seer-ee-uh n]
  1. a native or inhabitant of Syria.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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