Aramaean

Ar•a•mae•an or Ar•a•me•an
[[t]ˌær əˈmi ən[/t]] n.
1) peo a member of any of a group of western Semitic peoples prominent in the history of ancient Syria and Mesopotamia, c1100–700 b.c.
2) peo of or pertaining to Aram or the Aramaeans

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Aramaean — or Aramean [ar΄ə mē′ən, er΄ə mē′ən] n. 1. a member of a people that lived in ancient Syria (Aram) and Mesopotamia 2. ARAMAIC adj. of the Aramaeans or their language or culture * * * Ar·a·mae·an (ăr ə …   Universalium

  • Aramaean — Ar a*m[ae]an, Aramean Ar a*me an, a. [L. Aramaeus, Gr. ?, fr. Heb. Ar[=a]m, i. e. Highland, a name given to Syria and Mesopotamia.] Of or pertaining to the Syrians and Chaldeans, or to their language; Aramaic. n. A native of Aram. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Aramaean — or Aramean [ar΄ə mē′ən, er΄ə mē′ən] n. 1. a member of a people that lived in ancient Syria (Aram) and Mesopotamia 2. ARAMAIC adj. of the Aramaeans or their language or culture …   English World dictionary

  • Aramaean — also Aramean noun Etymology: Latin Aramaeus, from Greek Aramaios, from Hebrew ‘Ărām Aramaic, ancient name for Syria Date: 1839 1. Aramaic 2. a member of a Semitic people of the second millennium B.C. in Syria and Upper Mesopotamia • Aramaean …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Aramaean — 1. noun /ærəˈmiːən/ a) A West Semitic semi nomadic and pastoralist people who lived in upper Mesopotamia (Biblical Aram) during the Late Bronze Age and the Iron Age. They spoke Aramaic. b) the Aramaic language 2 …   Wiktionary

  • Aramaean — n. group of Semitic people that lived in Aram and in sections of Mesopotamia; member of such Semitic people that lived in Aram and in sections of Mesopotamia adj. of or pertaining to Aram or its culture or its people, Aramaic …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Aramaean — [ˌarə mi:ən] (also Aramean) noun a member of a people inhabiting ancient Aram (modern Syria) and Mesopotamia in the 11th–8th centuries BC. adjective relating to Aram or the Aramaeans …   English new terms dictionary

  • aramaean — ar·a·mae·an …   English syllables

  • Aramaean — /ærəˈmiən/ (say aruh meeuhn) noun 1. a Semite of the division associated with Aram. 2. the Aramaic language. –adjective 3. of or relating to Aram or Aramaic. Also, Aramean. {Latin Aramaeus (from Greek Aramaios) relating to Aram or Syria + an} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Aramaean — I noun a member of one of a group of Semitic peoples inhabiting Aram and parts of Mesopotamia from the 11th to the 8th century BC • Syn: ↑Aramean • Hypernyms: ↑Semite II adjective of or relating to Aram or to its inhabitants or their culture or… …   Useful english dictionary

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