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Syrian

[seer-ee-uh n] /ˈsɪər i ən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Syria or its inhabitants.
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of Syria.
Origin of Syrian
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English Sirien < Middle French. See Syria, -an
Related forms
non-Syrian, adjective, noun
pre-Syrian, adjective, noun
pro-Syrian, adjective
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  • Listen to the report of what some Syrian girls did during a summer vacation.

    The Child in the Midst Mary Schauffler Labaree
  • After dinner he is introduced to his “poor dear Misfortune” by his Syrian friend.

    The Book of Khalid Ameen Rihani
  • Its capital, which lay at modern Sinjerli, one of the few Syrian sites scientifically explored, we shall notice later on.

    The Ancient East D. G. Hogarh
  • The complaint, however, had not been cholera, it was rather what is denominated “Syrian fever.”

  • To this day the fish, an ancient Syrian totem, holds its sway not only upon Christians, but also upon the Jews.

    The Bible Unveiled M. M. Mangasarian
British Dictionary definitions for Syrian

Syrian

/ˈsɪrɪən/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of Syria, its people, or their dialect of Arabic
2.
(Eastern Churches) of or relating to Christians who belong to churches with Syriac liturgies
noun
3.
a native or inhabitant of Syria
4.
(Eastern Churches) a Syrian Christian
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