See also: Sýria

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Etymology edit

From Middle English Sirie, from Latin Sȳria, from Ancient Greek Σῠρῐ́ᾱ (Suríā), ultimately from Akkadian 𒀸𒋩 (Aššur, Assur) and hence originally synonymous to Assyria.

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  • enPR: sĭrʹē-ə, IPA(key): /ˈsɪɹi.ə/
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  • Hyphenation: Syr‧ia
  • Rhymes: -ɪɹiə

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Syria

  1. A country in West Asia, in the Middle East. Official name: Syrian Arab Republic. Capital: Damascus.
  2. (historical) Syria (an ancient region in the Levant in Western Asia, roughly coextensive with the modern country of Syria).
  3. (historical) An ancient Roman province between 64 BCE and 135 CE.

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Borrowed from the Ancient Greek Συρίᾱ (Suríā, Syria).

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Syria f sg (genitive Syriae); first declension

  1. (historical) An ancient region in the Levant in Western Asia, roughly coextensive with the modern country of Syria
  2. (historical, historical) An ancient Roman province between 64 BCE and 135 CE
  3. (transferred sense) Assyria
  4. (New Latin) Syria (a country in West Asia, in the Middle East)

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First-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Syria
Genitive Syriae
Dative Syriae
Accusative Syriam
Ablative Syriā
Vocative Syria

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  • Asturian: Siria
  • Catalan: Síria
  • French: Syrie
  • Irish: An tSiria
  • Italian: Siria
  • Portuguese: Síria
  • Spanish: Siria

Further reading edit

  • Sȳrĭa”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Syria in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • Syria”, in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[2]
    • Syria”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
    • Syria”, in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly

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    Syria

    1. Syria (a country in West Asia, in the Middle East)

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    Syria

    1. Syria (a country in West Asia, in the Middle East)

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    Syria f

    1. Syria (a country in West Asia, in the Middle East)

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    • Syria in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
    • Syria in Polish dictionaries at PWN

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    Syria f

    1. Pre-reform spelling (until Brazil 1943/Portugal 1911) of Síria.