pertaining to the ancient land or culture of Aram; of the ancient land of Aram
native of the ancient land of Aram
ancient Semitic language from which Hebrew and Arabic scripts were derived
\ar`a*ma"ic\ (&?;), a. [see aram?an, a.] pertaining to aram, or to the territory, inhabitants, language, or literature of syria and mesopotamia; aram?an; -- specifically applied to the northern branch of the semitic family of languages, including syriac and chaldee. -- n. the aramaic language.
Aramaic (Aramaya, ) is a family of languages or dialects belonging to the Semitic family. More specifically, it is part of the Northwest Semitic subfamily, which also includes Canaanite languages such as Hebrew and Phoenician. The Aramaic script was widely adopted for other languages and is ancestral to both the Arabic and modern Hebrew alphabets. Accordingly, Jesus Christ, the central figure of Christianity, spoke the Aramaic dialect during his public ministry.
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Semitic language of the Northern Central, or Northwestern, group that was originally spoken by the ancient Middle Eastern people known as Aramaeans. It was most closely related to Hebrew, Syriac, and Phoenician and was written in a script derived from the Phoenician alphabet.
1. a Semitic language originally of the ancient Arameans but still spoken by other people in southwestern Asia
(hyponym) Biblical Aramaic
2. 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
(synonym) Aramaic script
1. of or relating to the ancient Aramaic languages
The Aramaic language.
Pertaining to Aram, or to the territory, inhabitants, language, or literature of Syria and Mesopotamia; Aramaean; -- specifically applied to the northern branch of the Semitic family of languages, including Syriac and Chaldee.
A semitic language, like Hebrew, which was the primary language spoken by Jews in Israel and the Middle East from about the fifth century bce up to the fifteh century ce.
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