• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Syriac Of or pertaining to Syria, or its language; as, the Syriac version of the Pentateuch.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Syriac Pertaining to Syria or its language: as, the Syriac Bible.
    • n Syriac The language of Syria, especially the ancient language of that country, differing very little from the Chaldee or Eastern Aramaic, and belonging to the Semitic family of languages.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Syriac sir′i-ak relating to Syria, or to its language
    • n Syriac the language, esp. the ancient language of Syria, a western dialect of Aramaic (q.v.)
    • n Syriac a native of Syria
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. Syriacus, from Syria,: cf. F. syriaque,


In literature:

His Syriac style is good, considering the lateness of the period at which he wrote.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
They speak Syriac, but so corrupted, that it is with great difficulty they understand the Syriac of the Scriptures.
"Journal of a Residence at Bagdad" by Anthony Groves
His name in Chaldee, Syriac, and Arabic, is Jobab.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. III, No IV, April 1863" by Various
The manuscripts are very numerous, and many of them are of great antiquity, as are the Syriac and other translations.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
These are known in their entirety only in Syriac, and were first published by Wetstein (1752), who held them genuine.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 4" by Various
The Coptic and Syriac manuscripts were stowed away in one side of a great pair of saddle-bags.
"Visits To Monasteries in the Levant" by Robert Curzon
She was a linguist, being familiar with the Coptic, the Syriac, and the Latin languages.
"Oriental Women" by Edward Bagby Pollard
The Syriac traditions were still more flattering.
"Women of Early Christianity" by Alfred Brittain
These Christians had the Scripture also in the Syriac language.
"The Lusiad" by Luís de Camões
It would be interesting to trace Bardesanes and the Syriac Hymn of the Soul in all this.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5" by Various

In news:

Aphraim's Syriac Orthodox Church is the first in the area.
One organization hopes to reverse that by reviving their ancient language, Syriac.