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or Ar·a·mae·an  (ăr′ə-mē′ən)
Of or relating to Aram, its inhabitants, their language, or their culture.
1. One of a group of Semitic peoples inhabiting Aram and parts of Mesopotamia from the 11th to the 8th century bc.
2. See Aramaic.


(ˌærəˈmiːən) or


(Placename) of or relating to Aram (the biblical name for ancient Syria)
(Placename) a native or inhabitant of Aram


or Ar•a•me•an

(ˌær əˈmi ən)
1. a member of any of a group of western Semitic peoples prominent in the history of ancient Syria and Mesopotamia, c1100–700 b.c.
2. of or pertaining to Aram or the Aramaeans.
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Noun1.Aramaean - a member of one of a group of Semitic peoples inhabiting Aram and parts of Mesopotamia from the 11th to the 8th century BC
Semite - a member of a group of Semitic-speaking peoples of the Middle East and northern Africa
Adj.1.Aramaean - of or relating to Aram or to its inhabitants or their culture or their language
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