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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to Aram, its inhabitants, their language, or their culture.
  • n. One of a group of Semitic peoples inhabiting Aram and parts of Mesopotamia from the 11th to the 8th century B.C.
  • n. See Aramaic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative spelling of Aramaean.
  • adj. Alternative spelling of Aramaean.
  • proper n. Alternative spelling of Aramaean.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Belonging or relating to the northern division of the Semitic family of languages and peoples, containing the Mesopotamian, the Syrian (extending over Palestine prior to the Christian era), and the Nabatean; Chaldean; Chaldaic; Syrian: in distinction from the western or middle Semitic (Phenician and Hebrew) and the south Semitic (Arabic and Ethiopic).
  • n. The language of the northwestern Semites, preserved in the Biblical books of Ezra and Daniel, in the Targums, and in the Peshito version of the Scriptures, together with the Christian Syriac literature.
  • n. An inhabitant or a native of Aramæa or Syria.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to Aram or to its inhabitants or their culture or their language
  • n. a member of one of a group of Semitic peoples inhabiting Aram and parts of Mesopotamia from the 11th to the 8th century BC

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