Ar·a·me·an or Ar·a·mae·an (ăr′ə-mēən)
Of or relating to Aram, its inhabitants, their language, or their culture.
1. One of a group of Semitic peoples inhabiting Aram and parts of Mesopotamia from the 11th to the 8th century BC.
2. See Aramaic.
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