Syriac definition by Webster's New World
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an Aramaic dialect that became the literary and liturgical language of the ancient Syrian Christian churches
Syriac definition by American Heritage Dictionary
An ancient Aramaic language spoken in Syria from the 3rd to the 13th century that survives as the liturgical language of several Eastern Christian churches.