Aramaic

Definitions of Aramaic
  1. noun
    a Semitic language originally of the ancient Arameans but still spoken by other people in southwestern Asia
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    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
  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
    synonyms: Aramaic script
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    type of:
    script
    a particular orthography or writing system
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