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Meaning of "Syriac" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SYRIAC

Syriac  [ˈsɪrɪˌæk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SYRIAC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Syriac is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SYRIAC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Syriac

Syriac language

Syriac is a dialect of Middle Aramaic that was once spoken across much of the Fertile Crescent and Eastern Arabia. Having first appeared as a script in the 1st century AD after being spoken as an unwritten language for five centuries, Classical Syriac became a major literary language throughout the Middle East from the 4th to the 8th centuries, the classical language of Edessa, preserved in a large body of Syriac literature. It became the vehicle of Syriac Christianity and culture, spreading throughout Asia as far as the Indian Malabar Coast and Eastern China, and was the medium of communication and cultural dissemination for Arabs and, to a lesser extent, Persians. Primarily a Christian medium of expression, Syriac had a fundamental cultural and literary influence on the development of Arabic, which largely replaced it towards the 14th century. Syriac remains the liturgical language of Syriac Christianity. Syriac is a Middle Aramaic language, and, as such, it is a language of the Northwestern branch of the Semitic family. It is written in the Syriac alphabet, a derivation of the Aramaic alphabet.

Definition of Syriac in the English dictionary

The definition of Syriac in the dictionary is a dialect of Aramaic spoken in Syria until about the 13th century ad and still in use as a liturgical language of certain Eastern churches.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SYRIAC


ammoniac
əˈməʊnɪˌæk
brainiac
ˈbreɪnɪˌæk
cardiac
ˈkɑːdɪˌæk
celeriac
sɪˈlɛrɪˌæk
celiac
ˈsiːlɪˌæk
coeliac
ˈsiːlɪˌæk
demoniac
dɪˈməʊnɪˌæk
hypochondriac
ˌhaɪpəˈkɒndrɪˌæk
iliac
ˈɪlɪˌæk
insomniac
ɪnˈsɒmnɪˌæk
intracardiac
ˌɪntrəˈkɑːdɪˌæk
Kodiak
ˈkəʊdɪˌæk
krakowiak
kræˈkəʊvɪˌæk
maniac
ˈmeɪnɪˌæk
necrophiliac
ˌnekrəʊˈfɪlɪˌæk
Ostyak
ˈɒstɪˌæk
paradisiac
ˌpærəˈdɪsɪˌæk
sacroiliac
ˌseɪkrəʊˈɪlɪˌæk
umiak
ˈuːmɪˌæk
zodiac
ˈzəʊdɪˌæk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SYRIAC

Syr Darya
Syr.
Syracuse
Syrah
syrette
Syria
Syrian
syringa
syringe
syringeal
syringes
syringitis
syringomyelia
syringomyelic
syringotomy
syrinx
syrphid
syrtis
Syrtis Major
Syrtis Minor

WORDS THAT END LIKE SYRIAC

amnesiac
aphrodisiac
egomaniac
elegiac
eniac
guaiac
hemophiliac
kleptomaniac
Mauriac
megalomaniac
monomaniac
noncardiac
nymphomaniac
paranoiac
pyromaniac
scoriac
sex maniac
sign of the zodiac
theriac
triac

Synonyms and antonyms of Syriac in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Syriac» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SYRIAC

Find out the translation of Syriac to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Syriac from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Syriac» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

叙利亚
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

siríaco
570 millions of speakers

English

Syriac
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सिरिएक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

السريانية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сирийский
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

siríaco
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সিরিয়াক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

syriaque
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Syriac
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Syrisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

シリア語
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

시리아
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Syriac
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Syria
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சிரியாக்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सिरियाक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Süryani
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

siriaco
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Syryjski
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

сирійський
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

siriacă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Συριακά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Siriese
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

syriska
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

syrisk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Syriac

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SYRIAC»

The term «Syriac» is quite widely used and occupies the 32.414 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SYRIAC» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Syriac

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SYRIAC»

Discover the use of Syriac in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Syriac and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
An Album of Dated Syriac Manuscripts
The main reference for dating Syriac manuscripts and the standard in the field. This Album conveniently brings together two hundred facsimiles, each representing a page of a dated Syriac manuscript.
William Henry Paine Hatch, 2002
2
Aramaic (Assyrian/Syriac) Dictionary and Phrasebook
Introduces the Syriac language spoken by the Assyrian peoples of the Middle East and its two main dialects, and offers English equivalents of words in each dialect and a phrase book with common expressions in both forms.
Nicholas Awde, Nineb Lamassu, Nicholas Al-Jeloo, 2007
3
The Syriac New Testament
An English translation of the Syriac Peshitto Version of the New Testament. This is the only version of the New Testament written in an Aramaic dialect akin to the Aramaic spoken by Christ.
‎2001
4
Leshono Suryoyo: First Studies in Syriac
Designed for students with no prior knowledge of Semitic languages, the book contains full grammatical explanations in simple language, as well as readings from Syriac authors.
John F. Healey, 2005
5
Jacob of Edessa and the Syriac Culture of His Day
In all fifteen contributions to this volume, written by prominent specialists, the interaction between Christianity, Judaism, and the new religion is an important issue.
R. B. ter Haar Romeny, 2008
6
The Bible in the Syriac tradition
This is a basic introduction to the various Syriac translations of the Bible and the ways in which they were used in the Syriac tradition.
Sebastian P. Brock, 2006
7
The Scattered Pearls: A History of Syriac Literature and ...
Western scholarship has been deprived of this work for decades as it was available only in the original Arabic, and later in a Syriac translation by Dolabani (1967).
Ighnāṭyūs Afrām I (Patriarch of Antioch), Matti Moosa, 2003
8
The Syriac Church and Fathers: A Brief Review of the Subject
These lectures serve as a first introduction to the study of Syriac literature, and to enable students to fit that literature and the history of Syria into their proper place in relation to the contemporary history of the Roman Empire and ...
De Lacy O'Leary, 1909
9
Classical Syriac: A Basic Grammar with a Chrestomathy
In this second edition, obvious errors in the first edition have been corrected, the bibliography has been expanded by six pages, and the presentation has been improved upon.
Takamitsu Muraoka, Sebastian P. Brock, 2005
10
'Enbe Men Karmo Suryoyo (bunches of Grapes from the Syriac ...
This Chrestomathy includes selections from the best known Syriac authors as well as less familiar ones. Apart from short biographical introductions, the book includes grammatical annotations, and Syriac-English, English-Syriac glossaries.
Martin Zammit, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SYRIAC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Syriac is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Turkey: Ancient Syriac church could be turned into a mosque
An ancient church in Turkey could be turned into a mosque, despite the pleas of local Syriac Christians who want to restore it to its former glory. The Mor ... «ChristianToday, Jul 15»
2
Catholic University exhibit highlights Syriac Christian traditions
This incantation bowl is part of an exhibit at The Catholic University of America put together during the university's recent North American Syriac Symposium in ... «The Pilot, Jul 15»
3
Historic Syriac church in Turkey's southeast for sale
A Syriac church dating back to the 4th century in Turkey's southeastern province of Mardin, has been put for sale on a real estate website for 12.5 million Turkish ... «Hurriyet Daily News, Jul 15»
4
Pope prays with Syriac-Orthodox Patriarch
Pope Francis received the Syriac-Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch, His Beatitude Patriarch Mor Ignatius Jacob II on Friday, continuing a tradition started by ... «Independent Catholic News, Jun 15»
5
Syriac women will join Kurdish female fighters to combat ISIS …
Qamishli, Syria – Shamiran Shimon, head of the Syriac Women's Union (SWU) in Syria and Vice President of the Auto-Administration in Hasakah province, said ... «ARA News, May 15»
6
Reclaiming Syriac heritage: A village in Turkey finds its voice
The citizens of Kafro, however, aren't ethnically Kurdish or Turkish but Syriac, an ancient Christian population. Their mother tongue is Aramaic, a variation of the ... «Al Jazeera America, May 15»
7
Chaldean, Assyrian, Syriac unity pivotal to survival of Iraqi Christians
DETROIT — “To the Chaldean and Assyrian community of Michigan, enough with the division,” said Noor Mattr, a young Iraqi Christian activist at a rally for Iraq's ... «Arab American News, May 15»
8
Cry of the Persecuted Syriac Christians: 'What Is Our Future Here?'
Ignatius Youssef III Younan, patriarch of Antioch for the Syriac Catholic Church, regularly visits his beleaguered faithful in Syria and Iraq to offer them support ... «National Catholic Register, Apr 15»
9
Turkey restores original Syriac name of southeastern village
In what was a first in the history of Turkey, the name of a Syriac village in the southeastern province of Mardin was restored to its original Syriacn name, the ... «Today's Zaman, Feb 15»
10
PM repeats promise made 6 years ago to Syriac Orthodox Church
The Syriac community of İstanbul has had a longstanding request for Turkish authorities to allow the construction of a Syriac church in the city. The İstanbul ... «Today's Zaman, Jan 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Syriac [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/syriac>. Jul 2019 ».
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