Complete Definition of "Syriac"

Image:6thBeatitude.png|frame|The sixth [[Beatitudes|beatitude (Matthew 5:8) from an East Syriac Peshitta Bible.<br>Tuvayhon l'aylên dadkên blebhon: dhenon nehzon l'alâhâ.<br>'Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.']]
English
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Pronunciation
SAMPA|/"sI.ri%{k/, IPA|/'sɪɹiËæk/

Etymology
From the Greek ÏÏÏιακÏÏ (syriakós), an adjective pertaning to ΣÏÏία (Syría), the Greek name for w:Aram (Biblical region)|Aram, and probably based on the name Assyria.

Proper noun
Syriac (plural: Syriacs)

  1. An Aramaic language, part of the Semitic language group, specifically:

#* The language of the kingdom of Osrhoene.
#* The liturgical language of various churches with roots in the Middle East.

  1. A person who either speaks Syriac or is a member of the Syriac Orthodox Church, or both.

Related terms
Syria, Syrian, Assyrian, Assyria, Aramaic, Aramaean.

Adjective
Syriac

  1. Referring to the Syriac language, for example, Syriac alphabet, Syriac culture, Syriac poetry.

External links
ethnologue|langClassical Syriac|codesyc
ethnologue|langAssyrian Neo-Aramaic|codeaii
ethnologue|langBohtan Neo-Aramaic|codebhn
ethnologue|langChaldean Neo-Aramaic|codecld
ethnologue|langMlahsö|codelhs
ethnologue|langKoy Sanjaq Surat|codekqd
ethnologue|langSenaya|codesyn
ethnologue|langTuroyo|codetru

Category:Languages

io:Syriac
pl:Syriac

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