Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to Syria or its language.

Part of speech: noun

The language of Syria, Asiatic Turkey.

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Usage examples "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", Clough, Arthur Hugh.
  2. It is known to us chiefly in two dialects, the Syriac and Chaldee. - "Lectures on The Science of Language", 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", Samuel Davidson.