Aramaism

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Aramaism An idiom of the Aramaic.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Some biblical scholars believe that Aramaic (the language of the ancient Bible) did not contain an easy way to say 'many things' and used a term which has come down to us as 40. This means that when the bible -in many places -refers to '40 days,' they meant many days.
    • n Aramaism an Aramaic idiom
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Usage

In literature:

The language used in the cenoby was Aramaic, and never did Joseph hear that language spoken so beautifully.
"The Brook Kerith" by George Moore
To the north the territory of Ammon was bounded by the plateau of Bashan and the Aramaic kingdoms of Gilead.
"Early Israel and the Surrounding Nations" by Archibald Sayce
Aramaic became the usual form of writing; ink used on sherds; wax tablets.
"How to Observe in Archaeology" by Various
Sometimes he used both Aramaic and Greek.
"Chapters on Jewish Literature" by Israel Abrahams
The coins of Tarsus show Greek figures and Aramaic lettering.
"Outspoken Essays" by William Ralph Inge
According to the ordinary theory, this race was Aramaic or Semitic.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 1. (of 7): Chaldaea" by George Rawlinson
It was probably written by a Palestinian Jew in Hebrew or Aramaic somewhere about the second century before Christ.
"Companion to the Bible" by E. P. Barrows
The most important were the Semites, who spoke a dialect akin to Aramaic, Hebrew, and Phoenician.
"History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 3 (of 12)" by G. Maspero
It is the only one which has been preserved to us in the original Aramaic, in the very syllables which were formed by the lips of Christ.
"Gloria Crucis addresses delivered in Lichfield Cathedral Holy Week and Good Friday, 1907" by J. H. Beibitz
University Lecturer in Aramaic.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
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In poetry:

He yelled at me in Greek,
my God!—It's not his language
and I'm no good at—his Aramaic,
was—I am a monoglot of English
(American version) and, say pieces from
a baker's dozen others: where's the bread?
"Dream Song 48: He yelled at me in Greek" by John Berryman

In news:

Aramaic," errs in stating that "the Gospels of the Christian Bible were recorded in Greek translations" (July 4).
As Jews begin the celebration of Passover on Monday with the ceremonial Seder meal, the Aramaic and Hebrew text known as the Haggadah will be their guide.
While it's not on my bucket list, primarily because I don't have one, it's right up there with mastering Aramaic, but probably not as simple.
Schoolgirls study Aramaic on May 2 in the Arab village of Jish, northern Israel.
The Eastern Catholic Mass was in Arabic, with parts of the liturgy intoned in Syriac—a descendent of Aramaic, the closest thing we have to Jesus' vernacular.
Ancient Aramaic for alcoholic beverage, and profoundly delicious.
France observes that among ancient Greek, Aramaic, and Hebrew inscriptions (including personal names) was "an 'Alexander, Son of Simon,' found in a tomb near Jerusalem probably belonging to a Cyrenian Jewish Family".
AMERICAN scholars have begun work on the world's first comprehensive dictionary of Aramaic, the ancient language presumably spoken by Jesus.
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