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The sixth beatitude (Matthew 5:8) from an East Syriac Peshitta Bible.
Tuvayhon l'aylên dadkên blebhon: dhenon nehzon l'alâhâ.
'Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.'
 
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Etymology

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From Ancient Greek συριακός (suriakós), an adjective pertaining to Συρία (Suría), the Greek name for Aram, and probably based on the name Assyria.

Pronunciation

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/sɪraɪək/ (Chiefly US)

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Syriac (plural Syriacs)

  1. An Aramaic language, part of the Semitic language family, specifically:
    The language of the kingdom of Osroene.
    The liturgical language of various churches with roots in the Middle East.
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Noun

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Syriac (plural Syriacs)

  1. A speaker of the Syriac language (see above).
  2. A member of the Syriac Orthodox Church.

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Adjective

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Syriac (not comparable)

  1. Of, pertaining to, or being the Syriac language, its speakers, or their culture.

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