Definition of Aramaic

1. Noun. A Semitic language originally of the ancient Arameans but still spoken by other people in southwestern Asia.

Generic synonyms: Semitic
Specialized synonyms: Biblical Aramaic, Assyrian, Assyrian Neo-aramaic, Mandaean, Mandean



2. Adjective. Of or relating to the ancient Aramaic languages.

3. Noun. 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.
Exact synonyms: Aramaic Script
Generic synonyms: Script

Definition of Aramaic

1. a. 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.

Definition of Aramaic

1. Proper noun. A subfamily of languages in the Northwest Semitic language group including (but not limited to): ¹

2. Adjective. Referring to the Aramaic language, alphabet, culture or poetry. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aramaic

Aral Sea
Arales
Aralia elata
Aralia hispida
Aralia nudicaulis
Aralia racemosa
Aralia spinosa
Aralia stipulata
Araliaceae
Aram
Aram Ilich Khachaturian
Aram Kachaturian
Aram Khachaturian
Aramaean
Aramaeans
Aramaic (current term)
Aramaic script
Aramaism
Aramaisms
Aramanik
Aramean
Arameans
Aramus
Aramus guarauna
Aramus pictus
Aramæan
Aramæans
Aran
Aran-Duchenne disease
Aran Islands

Literary usage of Aramaic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Expository Times by James Hastings, Ann Wilson Hastings, Edward Hastings (1889)
"(2) His equally decided opinion that the earliest gospel was composed in Aramaic, thus dissenting from Dr. Franz Delitzsch and Dr. Resch, ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"But, since Aramaic was still a living language when the punctuation came into existence ... The Aramaic of the Bible exhibits various antique features which ..."

3. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"24 by translating " spake half Hebrew, half Aramaic, according to the language of the heathen." The Arabic translation has therefore a mixed character and ..."

4. Sources of the Synoptic Gospels by Carl Safford Patton, ( (1915)
"CHAPTER I THE ANALYSIS OF QQ ORIGINALLY AN Aramaic DOCUMENT, USED IN GREEK TRANSLATIONS BY MATTHEW AND LUKE The starting-point of a further determination of ..."

5. Theological Propædeutic: A General Introduction to the Study of Theology by Philip Schaff, Samuel Macauley Jackson (1893)
"The principal languages of the Aramaic group are the Aramaic proper, or CHALDEE, ... The language of the Talmud is essentially Aramaic mixed with Hebrew; ..."

6. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Aramaic Semites.—These represent a third wave of Semitic immigration. ... In like manner the remaining Aramaic states succumbed. ..."

7. Transactions of the Philological Society by Philological Society (Great Britain). (1887)
"Aramaic was understood by the higher classes in Hezekiah's time (701 BC)—cf. ... On the removal ot the Tea Tribes, Aramaic-speaking people were among those ..."

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