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n. Judeo-Aramaic, a northern Semitic language related to Hebrew.
"Many of the prayers we do in synagogue are actually in Aramaic, not Hebrew."
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Aramaic ארם aram 'Aram' plus English -aic adjectival suffix.
"It was the everyday language spoken in ancient times in Palestine, Mesopotamia, and Syria, and by Jews who returned to Palestine after the Babylonian exile (536 B.C.E.) until the end of the talmudic period. It is the language of the Talmud; Jewish documents, such as the ketubbah and the get, as well as some important prayers, including the Kaddish and Kol Nidrei, are written in Aramaic" (JPS).
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