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Noun: Aramaic  ,er-u'mey-ik [N. Amer], ,a-ru'mey-ik [Brit]
  1. A Semitic language originally of the ancient Arameans but still spoken by other people in southwestern Asia
  2. An alphabetical (or perhaps syllabic) script used since the 9th century BC to write the Aramaic language; many other scripts were subsequently derived from it
    - Aramaic script
Adjective: Aramaic  ,er-u'mey-ik [N. Amer], ,a-ru'mey-ik [Brit]
  1. Of or relating to the ancient Aramaic languages

Type of: script, Semitic

Encyclopedia: Aramaic