Aramaic

Primary Meanings of Aramaic

1.
nadj
a Semitic language originally of the ancient Arameans but still spoken by other people in southwestern Asia
of or relating to the ancient Aramaic languages
2.
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
Full Definitions of Aramaic
1

n a Semitic language originally of the ancient Arameans but still spoken by other people in southwestern Asia

Types:
Biblical Aramaic
the form of Aramaic that was spoken in Palestine in the time of the New Testament
Assyrian, Assyrian Neo-Aramaic
the language of modern Iraq
Mandaean, Mandean
the form of Aramaic used by the Mandeans
Type of:
Semitic
a major branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family

adj of or relating to the ancient Aramaic languages

2

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

Synonyms:
Aramaic script
Type of:
script
a particular orthography or writing system

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