Definitions

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

Etymologies

From Aram, the place settled by Aramaeans; from the Aramaic ארם or ܐܪܡ (ʾarām). (Wiktionary)

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