aramaic aramaic

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a Semitic language originally of the ancient Arameans but still spoken by other people in southwestern Asia
  2. (n) an alphabetical (or perhaps syllabic) script used since the 9th century BC to write the Aramaic language; many other scripts were subsequently derived from it
  3. (adj) of or relating to the ancient Aramaic languages

News

  • Sufi teacher explores spiritual ecology in new anthology

    When the Sufis and Muslims pray "La illaha il Allah," they are reaffirming, "There is no God but God." Both the Arabic word "Allah" and the Aramaic "Allaha" mean "unity" or "oneness."
    on July 17, 2013     Source: National Catholic Reporter

Quotes

  1. "For the first time, we're being simulcast in Aramaic," Crystal said.
    on Feb 29, 2004 By: Billy Crystal Source: NBC5.com

  2. "It was a logical development," says Jenkins, who has sold more than three million albums. "As soon as I started using text instead of improvised language, and moved outside of Western European constraints to Latin, Hebrew, Aramaic and other...
    on Sep 13, 2008 By: Karl Jenkins Source: WalesOnline

  3. "He told me," Jacobovici recalled, "that a sarcophagus was found, with a carved inscription reading 'James bar Joseph ahuy deJosua' (Aramaic: Jacob son of Joseph, brother of Josua). Failing to understand what this information had to do with...
    on Mar 1, 2007 By: Simcha Jacobovici Source: Ynetnews

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