What does the word Syriac mean?

Usage examples for Syriac

  1. Upon his arrival, he desired somebody might be brought to him that could speak Syriac or Parthian. – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  2. It is known to us chiefly in two dialects, the Syriac and Chaldee. – Lectures on The Science of Language by Max Müller
  3. We need not notice the three short Syriac epistles attributed to Ignatius, as we do not believe them to be his, but of later origin. – The Canon of the Bible by Samuel Davidson