Aramaean



Also, Aramean, Aramaean. a northwest Semitic language that from c300 b.c.–a.d. 650 was a lingua franca for nearly all of SW Asia and was the everyday speech of Syria, Mesopotamia, and Palestine.
Abbreviation: Aram.
Compare .
pertaining to Aram, or to the languages spoken there.
noting or pertaining to the alphabetical, or perhaps syllabic, script used for the writing of Aramaic from about the ninth century b.c. and from which were derived the Hebrew, Arabic, Armenian, Pahlavi, Uighor, and many other scripts, probably including Brahmi.
a Semite of the division associated with .
(def 1).
Historical Examples

The growth of an independent kingdom with Damascus as centre must date from very early in the aramaean occupation.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 9 Various

Then he had himself proclaimed the ruler of the aramaean State of Damascus.
Myths of Babylonia and Assyria Donald A. Mackenzie

He had evidently been left in peace by Assyria, and the monument he erected to his god is of aramaean workmanship and design.
Legends Of Babylon And Egypt Leonard W. King

The elaborate system of nail-writing of the ancient Sumerians was too involved for the aramaean business man.
Ancient Man Hendrik Willem van Loon

The aramaean tribes never let slip an opportunity of encroaching on the southern frontier.
History Of Egypt, Chalda, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 7 (of 12) G. Maspero

Such monuments surely illustrate the adaptability of the Semitic craftsman among men of Phoenician and aramaean strain.
Legends Of Babylon And Egypt Leonard W. King

There a covenant is made between the aramaean and the Hebrew, and a cairn of stones is piled up to commemorate the fact.
Patriarchal Palestine Archibald Henry Sayce

A number of aramaean kingdoms had come into existence in Mesopotamia and throughout Syria.
Myths of Babylonia and Assyria Donald A. Mackenzie

Other political narratives may underlie the stories of the aramaean wars; with vi.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 7 Various

The inhabitants were transported, and “Suti” aramaean peoples settled in their homes.
Myths of Babylonia and Assyria Donald A. Mackenzie

adjective
of or relating to Aram (the biblical name for ancient Syria)
noun
a native or inhabitant of Aram
noun
an ancient language of the Middle East, still spoken in parts of Syria and the Lebanon, belonging to the NW Semitic subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family. Originally the speech of Aram, in the 5th century bc it spread to become the lingua franca of the Persian empire See also Biblical Aramaic
adjective
of, relating to, or using this language

northern branch of Semitic language group, 1834, from biblical land of Aram, roughly corresponding to modern Syria; probably related to Hebrew and Aramaic rum “to be high,” thus originally “highland.”

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