from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Semitic language originally of the ancient Arameans but widely used by non-Aramean peoples throughout southwest Asia. Also called Aramean, Chaldean.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A subfamily of languages in the Northwest Semitic language group including (but not limited to):
- adj. Referring to the Aramaic language, alphabet, culture or poetry.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to Aram, or to the territory, inhabitants, language, or literature of Syria and Mesopotamia; Aramæan; -- specifically applied to the northern branch of the Semitic family of languages, including Syriac and Chaldee.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as Aramean.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to the ancient Aramaic languages
- n. an alphabetical (or perhaps syllabic) script used since the 9th century BC to write the Aramaic language; many other scripts were subsequently derived from it
- n. a Semitic language originally of the ancient Arameans but still spoken by other people in southwestern Asia
From Aram, the place settled by Aramaeans; from the Aramaic ארם or ܐܪܡ (ʾarām). (Wiktionary)