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Syria

Sy·ri·a

 (sîr′ē-ə)
A country of southwest Asia on the eastern Mediterranean coast. Ancient Syria also included Lebanon, most of present-day Israel and Jordan, and part of Iraq and Saudi Arabia. Settled c. 2100 bc by Amorites, the region was later conquered by Hittites, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, and Romans. Islam was introduced in the seventh century by Muslim Arab conquerors. Syria was a province of the Ottoman Empire from 1516 until 1918, and the part comprising present-day Syria and Lebanon became a French League of Nations mandate in 1920. Separated from Lebanon by the French, Syria achieved full independence in 1946. In 1958 it merged with Egypt to form the United Arab Republic, which disintegrated in 1961. Damascus is the capital and the largest city.

Syr′i·an adj. & n.
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Syrian

(ˈsɪrɪən)
adj
1. (Placename) of, relating to, or characteristic of Syria, its people, or their dialect of Arabic
2. (Peoples) of, relating to, or characteristic of Syria, its people, or their dialect of Arabic
3. (Languages) of, relating to, or characteristic of Syria, its people, or their dialect of Arabic
4. (Eastern Church (Greek & Russian Orthodox)) Eastern Churches of or relating to Christians who belong to churches with Syriac liturgies
n
5. (Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Syria
6. (Eastern Church (Greek & Russian Orthodox)) Eastern Churches a Syrian Christian
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Syrian - a native or inhabitant of SyriaSyrian - a native or inhabitant of Syria  
Syria, Syrian Arab Republic - an Asian republic in the Middle East at the east end of the Mediterranean; site of some of the world's most ancient centers of civilization
Asian, Asiatic - a native or inhabitant of Asia
Damascene - a native or inhabitant of Damascus
Adj.1.Syrian - of or relating to or characteristic of Syria or its people or culture; "the Syrian government"
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Translations
Syřansyrský
syrersyrisk
syyrialainen
Sirijacsirijski
シリアのシリア人
시리아 사람시리아의
syriersyrisk
เกี่ยวกับประเทศซีเรียชาวซีเรีย
người Syriathuộc nước/người Syria

Syrian

[ˈsɪrɪən]
A. ADJsirio
B. Nsirio/a m/f
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Syrian

[ˈsɪriən]
adjsyrien(ne)
nSyrien(ne) m/f
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Syrian

adjsyrisch
nSyr(i)er(in) m(f)
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Syrian

[ˈsɪrɪən] adj & nsiriano/a
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Syrian

سُورِيّ Syřan, syrský syrer, syrisk Syrier, syrisch συριακός, Σύριος sirio syyrialainen Syrien Sirijac, sirijski siriano シリアの, シリア人 시리아 사람, 시리아의 Syriër, Syrisch syrer, syrisk Syryjczyk, syryjski sírio сириец, сирийский syrier, syrisk เกี่ยวกับประเทศซีเรีย, ชาวซีเรีย Suriye, Suriyeli người Syria, thuộc nước/người Syria 叙利亚人, 叙利亚的
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He was a pleasant, earnest speaker, and he interwove his discourse with stories of life in a foreign land,--of the manners, the customs, the speech, the point of view; even giving glimpses of the daily round, the common task, of his own household, the work of his devoted helpmate and their little group of children, all born under Syrian skies.
What stories they must know, those children born under Syrian skies!
It was built (although about this matter there is some dispute) by Seleucus Nicanor, the first king of the country after Alexander the Great, in memory of his father Antiochus, and became immediately the residence of the Syrian monarchy.
And, indeed, the character of the Syrian monarch does by no means stand in need of any adventitious embellishment.
With these came they, who from the bordring flood Of old EUPHRATES to the Brook that parts EGYPT from SYRIAN ground, had general Names Of BAALIM and ASHTAROTH, those male, These Feminine.
And let no man doubt this Arkite story; for in the ancient Joppa, now Jaffa, on the Syrian coast, in one of the Pagan temples, there stood for many ages the vast skeleton of a whale, which the city's legends and all the inhabitants asserted to be the identical bones of the monster that Perseus slew.
This policy was defeated by Cleomenes, king of Sparta, who was led by his ambition to make an unprovoked attack on his neighbors, the Achaeans, and who, as an enemy to Macedon, had interest enough with the Egyptian and Syrian princes to effect a breach of their engagements with the league.
This supplementary program also instructed the excursionists to provide themselves with light musical instruments for amusement in the ship, with saddles for Syrian travel, green spectacles and umbrellas, veils for Egypt, and substantial clothing to use in rough pilgrimizing in the Holy Land.
Because Joppa, the modern Jaffa, shipmates, is on the most easterly coast of the Mediterranean, the Syrian; and Tarshish or Cadiz more than two thousand miles to the westward from that, just outside the Straits of Gibraltar.
Andeus, a Syrian of Mesopotamia, was condemned for the opinion, as heretical.
Epaminondas, brave and affectionate, does not seem to us to need Olympus to die upon, nor the Syrian sunshine.
If the scenery of the south be less romantic and sublime than that of the northern mountains, it must be allowed to possess in the same proportion superior softness and beauty; and upon the whole, we feel ourselves entitled to exclaim with the patriotic Syrian ``Are not Pharphar and Abana, rivers of Damascus, better than all the rivers of Israel?''