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Aramaic, adj.

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Etymology:  Formed as Aramaean adj.: see -ic suffix.

  Of Aram; spec. applied to the northern branch of the Semitic family of languages, including Syriac and Chaldee. Often used absol. sc. language.

1834   Penny Cycl. II. 239/2   Translations of the Old Testament into the East-Aramaic language.
1882   F. W. Farrar Early Days Christianity I. 207   Even if the Jews of the Dispersion understood Aramaic, the Gentiles did not.

1834—1882(Hide quotations)


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