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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 Syr·i·ac /ˈsɪriˌæk/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Syr·i·ac a.  Of or pertaining to Syria, or its language; as, the Syriac version of the Pentateuch. -- n. The language of Syria; especially, the ancient language of that country.

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    (2 Kings 18:26; Ezra 4:7; Dan. 2:4), more correctly rendered
    "Aramaic," including both the Syriac and the Chaldee languages.
    In the New Testament there are several Syriac words, such as
    "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?" (Mark 15:34; Matt. 27:46 gives
    the Heb. form, "Eli, Eli"), "Raca" (Matt. 5:22), "Ephphatha"
    (Mark 7:34), "Maran-atha" (1 Cor. 16:22).
      A Syriac version of the Old Testament, containing all the
    canonical books, along with some apocryphal books (called the
    Peshitto, i.e., simple translation, and not a paraphrase), was
    made early in the second century, and is therefore the first
    Christian translation of the Old Testament. It was made directly
    from the original, and not from the LXX. Version. The New
    Testament was also translated from Greek into Syriac about the
    same time. It is noticeable that this version does not contain
    the Second and Third Epistles of John, 2 Peter, Jude, and the
    Apocalypse. These were, however, translated subsequently and
    placed in the version. (See VERSION.)