What does Syria mean?

Definitions for Syria
ˈsɪər i əSyr·ia

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Syria, Syrian Arab Republic(noun)

    an Asian republic in the Middle East at the east end of the Mediterranean; site of some of the world's most ancient centers of civilization

Wiktionary

  1. Syria(ProperNoun)

    A country in the Middle East. Official name: Syrian Arab Republic.

  2. Origin: From Syria, from Συρία.

Freebase

  1. Syria

    Syria, officially the Syrian Arab Republic, is a country in Western Asia, bordering Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea to the West, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south and Israel to the southwest. A country of fertile plains, high mountains and deserts, it is home to diverse ethnic and religious groups, including Kurds, Armenians, Assyrians, Turks, Christians, Druze, Alawite Shias and Arab Sunnis. The latter make up the majority of the population. In English, the name "Syria" was formerly synonymous with the Levant while the modern state encompasses the sites of several ancient kingdoms and empires, including the Eblan civilization of the third millennium BC. In the Islamic era, its capital city, Damascus, the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world, was the seat of the Umayyad Caliphate, and a provincial capital of the Mamluk Sultanate of Egypt. The modern Syrian state was established after the First World War as a French mandate, and represented the largest Arab state to emerge from the formerly Ottoman-ruled Arab Levant. It gained independence in April 1946, as a parliamentary republic. The post-independence period was tumultuous, and a large number of military coups and coup attempts shook the country in the period 1949–1971. Between 1958 and 1961, Syria entered a brief union with Egypt, which was terminated by a military coup. Syria was under Emergency Law from 1963 to 2011, effectively suspending most constitutional protections for citizens, and its system of government is considered to be non-democratic. Bashar al-Assad has been president since 2000 and was preceded by his father Hafez al-Assad, who was in office from 1970 to 2000.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Syria

    one of three divisions of Asiatic Turkey, slightly larger than Italy, forms a long strip of mountains and tableland intersected by fertile valleys, lying along the eastern end of the Mediterranean from the Taurus range in the N. to the Egyptian border on the 8., and extending to the Euphrates and Arabian desert The coastal strip and waters fall within the Levant (q. v.). In the S. lies Palestine, embracing Jordan, Dead Sea, Lake of Tiberias (Sea of Galilee), Jerusalem, Gaza, &c.; in the N., between the parallel ranges of Lebanon and Anti-Lebanon, lies the valley of Coele-Syria, through which flows the Orontes. Important towns are Aleppo, Damascus, Beyrout (chief port), &c.; principal exports are silk, wool, olive-oil, and fruits. Four-fifths of the people are Mohammedans of Aramæan (ancient Syrian) and Arabic stock. Once a portion of the Assyrian empire (q. v.), it became a possession successively of the Persians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Egyptians, and finally fell into the hands of the Ottoman Turks in 1516, under whose rule it now languishes. For further particulars see various names and places mentioned.

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How to pronounce Syria?

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How to say Syria in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Syria in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Syria in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Syria in a Sentence

  1. Donald Trump:

    We are not going into Syria.

  2. Carlotta Sami:

    The majority are not from Syria.

  3. Rick Santorum:

    Our fight is in Iraq, not in Syria.

  4. Will Trump:

    My attitude toward Syria and Assad.

  5. Yusuf Abudan:

    And most of them are not from Syria.

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