Aramaean
Aramaean Ar`a*m[ae]an, Aramean Ar`a*me"an, a. [L. Aramaeus, Gr. ?, fr. Heb. Ar[=a]m, i. e. Highland, a name given to Syria and Mesopotamia.] Of or pertaining to the Syrians and Chaldeans, or to their language; Aramaic. -- n. A native of Aram. [1913 Webster]

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  • Aramaean — or Aramean [ar΄ə mē′ən, er΄ə mē′ən] n. 1. a member of a people that lived in ancient Syria (Aram) and Mesopotamia 2. ARAMAIC adj. of the Aramaeans or their language or culture * * * Ar·a·mae·an (ăr ə …   Universalium

  • Aramaean — or Aramean [ar΄ə mē′ən, er΄ə mē′ən] n. 1. a member of a people that lived in ancient Syria (Aram) and Mesopotamia 2. ARAMAIC adj. of the Aramaeans or their language or culture …   English World dictionary

  • Aramaean — also Aramean noun Etymology: Latin Aramaeus, from Greek Aramaios, from Hebrew ‘Ărām Aramaic, ancient name for Syria Date: 1839 1. Aramaic 2. a member of a Semitic people of the second millennium B.C. in Syria and Upper Mesopotamia • Aramaean …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Aramaean — 1. noun /ærəˈmiːən/ a) A West Semitic semi nomadic and pastoralist people who lived in upper Mesopotamia (Biblical Aram) during the Late Bronze Age and the Iron Age. They spoke Aramaic. b) the Aramaic language 2 …   Wiktionary

  • Aramaean — n. group of Semitic people that lived in Aram and in sections of Mesopotamia; member of such Semitic people that lived in Aram and in sections of Mesopotamia adj. of or pertaining to Aram or its culture or its people, Aramaic …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Aramaean — [ˌarə mi:ən] (also Aramean) noun a member of a people inhabiting ancient Aram (modern Syria) and Mesopotamia in the 11th–8th centuries BC. adjective relating to Aram or the Aramaeans …   English new terms dictionary

  • aramaean — ar·a·mae·an …   English syllables

  • Aramaean — Ar•a•mae•an or Ar•a•me•an [[t]ˌær əˈmi ən[/t]] n. 1) peo a member of any of a group of western Semitic peoples prominent in the history of ancient Syria and Mesopotamia, c1100–700 b.c. 2) peo of or pertaining to Aram or the Aramaeans …   From formal English to slang

  • Aramaean — /ærəˈmiən/ (say aruh meeuhn) noun 1. a Semite of the division associated with Aram. 2. the Aramaic language. –adjective 3. of or relating to Aram or Aramaic. Also, Aramean. {Latin Aramaeus (from Greek Aramaios) relating to Aram or Syria + an} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Aramaean — I noun a member of one of a group of Semitic peoples inhabiting Aram and parts of Mesopotamia from the 11th to the 8th century BC • Syn: ↑Aramean • Hypernyms: ↑Semite II adjective of or relating to Aram or to its inhabitants or their culture or… …   Useful english dictionary

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