Syriac

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

The sixth beatitude (Matthew 5:8) from an East Syriac Peshitta Bible.
Tuvayhon l'aylên dadkên blebhon: dhenon nehzon l'alâhâ.
'Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.'
Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek συριακός (suriakós), an adjective pertaining to Συρία (Suría), the Greek name for Aram, and probably based on the name Assyria.

Proper noun[edit]

Syriac (plural Syriacs)

  1. An Aramaic language, part of the Semitic language family, specifically:
    The language of the kingdom of Osroene.
    The liturgical language of various churches with roots in the Middle East.

Related terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Translations[edit]

External links[edit]

Noun[edit]

Syriac (plural Syriacs)

  1. A speaker of the Syriac language (see above).
  2. A member of the Syriac Orthodox Church.

Translations[edit]

Adjective[edit]

Syriac (not comparable)

  1. Of, pertaining to, or being the Syriac language, its speakers, or their culture.