Definition of Aramaic noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌærəˈmeɪɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌærəˈmeɪɪk//
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a language spoken in the Near East since the 6th century BC See related entries: Languages Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from Greek Aramaios ‘of Aram’ (the biblical name of Syria) + -ic.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Aramaic