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.
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.
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
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.”
Pedro Eugenio [pe-th raw e-oo-he-nyaw] /ˈpɛ ðrɔ ˌɛ uˈhɛ nyɔ/ (Show IPA), 1903–70, president of Argentina 1955–58. Historical Examples Aramburu went as associate of the commander, being skilful in war. The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 Emma Helen Blair
a Semite of the division associated with . (def 1). Historical Examples To aid them in the conflict they called in certain of the Aramean princes in the north. Biblical Geography and History Charles Foster Kent One sort has in place of the Greek lettering an Aramean inscription. The American Journal of Archaeology, 1893-1 Various […]
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a fiber having resistance to high temperatures and great strength, formed from an aramid and used in materials for bulletproof vests and radial tires.
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