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1. An Aramaic language of ancient and medieval Syria and adjacent regions that was used to write a large body of literature from the 3rd to the 13th century and is still used today as the liturgical language of several Eastern Christian churches.
2. Any of several modern Aramaic languages spoken by Eastern Christian communities of Turkey, Syria, Iraq, and Iran and by immigrants from these communities elsewhere.


(Languages) 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


(ˈsɪər iˌæk)

a form of Aramaic based on the speech of Edessa in the 1st to 3rd centuries a.d., used historically in the liturgy and literature of a number of Christian confessions of the Near East.
[1611; < Latin Syriacus < Greek Syriakós. See Syria, -ac]
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The Latin tongue is hardly understood, Syriac is unknown, Greek so odious that 'tis accounted no ignorance in the most learned to skip a Greek word without reading it, and to say, '
In addition to these Miss Tuffin, who is daughter of the late Reverend Thomas Tuffin (Fellow of Corpus College, Cambridge), can instruct in the Syriac language, and the elements of Constitutional law.
Deir Ezzor, SANA - Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All East and Supreme Leader of the Syriac Orthodox Church, Mar Ignatius Aphrem II, paid a visit on Saturday to the province of Deir Ezzor.
The president delegated Mohamed Negm to the Coptic Catholic sect, Abdel Aziz el Sherif to the Syriac Orthodox sect, Ahmed Ihab to the Episcopal sect and Mohamed Adel Mokhtar to the Roman Catholic sect.
The Construction of Equality: Syriac Immigration and the Swedish City
Download Bassil from Zahle: We aspire to achieve a civil state NNA - Minister of Foreign Affairs, Gibran Bassil, on Sunday kicked off a tour to Zahle by visiting the Syriac Orthodox Archdiocese, where he was welcomed by Minister of Justice Salim Jeraisati.
Most papers in the collection fall under the canopy of Syriac studies.
Objective: The present project regards the development of ancient Syriac grammar, in its connection with the Greek model diffused in the Middle East during the Late Antiquity and with the Arabic linguistic theories developed in the Middle Ages.
Summary: A Syriac delegation visited Lebanese politicians Thursday to push for more representation of the sect in Parliament as well as discussing other matters related to the situation in the region.
The book has been written on fish skin in ancient Syriac language which is among the world's endangered handwritings.
PRESS PHOTO The Kurdish Globe We sincerely congratulate our Assyrian, Chaldean, and Syriac sisters and brothers in Kurdistan, Iraq and all over the world, thousands of whose families have been forced leave their places of origin and live in refugee camps, on the occasion of the Assyrian and Babylonian New Year and the Akito feasts.
23, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has been launching attacks against 35 Syriac villages located near or on the Syrian side of the borders between Syria, Iraq and Turkey.