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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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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.
Set against the strangulation of the Kurdish language and identity by the modern Syrian state, the novel tells the tragic story of Delshad, who is commissioned by a Kurdish prince to translate for him a book from Syriac into Kurdish, The Compendium of the Reckoning of the Unknown , for which he has to learn the Syriac language.
The book has been written on fish skin in ancient Syriac language which is among the world's endangered handwritings.
Syriac Mar Aphrem,a patriarchal office, a headquarters for the Bishop of the Diocese, offices for theInstitutions, centers for teaching the Syriac language and religious sciences in additionto a paper and electronic libraries and a museum of Icons and manuscripts.
The government recently made a decision that created a smooth transition for the use of the Syriac language.
all of which start with the prefix "Kfar", which means "village" in Syriac language .
By "Syriac inscription" is meant not only the inscriptions in the Syriac language, but also those that are in another language, but written with the Syriac alphabet.
He has authored two books on the language, and teaches classes at the Friends of Syriac Language Association in Bouchrieh.
For Tesio and others the Syriac language was related closely enough to Hebrew to shed important light on the esoteric intricacies of the Jewish texts.
The bible seized earlier in the week, which is written in the Syriac language was said to be 2,000 years old and worth around e1/42 million.
Saint Thomas Aquinas points out, in his Commentary on the Angelic Salutation, that the name 'Mary' in the Syriac language means 'Lady'.
The work was the first translation of evangelical material into the Syriac language, was used and commented upon by the earliest writers in that language, and left its traces in all the Eastern churches stemming from Syriac Christianity.