The English Language

Borrowed Words From
Syriac

7 Words Listed


Syriac Language Notes

Syriac is an extinct Afro-Asiatic language spoken in Ancient Syria.

Words from this language are at least 2000 years old.


WordMeaningNotes
abbey   Building occupied by monks or nuns.
abbot father Head of an abbey.
Arsenic gold A grey semi-metalic chemical element.
damask   Woven material named after its city of origin.
damson    
Mammon riches The ancient god of wealth.
muslin linen from Mosul Finely woven cotton fabric.

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The extinct Language of the Assyrian and Babylonian Empires in Mesopotamia (the modern day Iraq). The language is a member of the Afro-Asiatic family.

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