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Select from the following installation notes to be able to view
the Aramaic (Syriac) alphabet and text.

For example:

Windows Font Instructions [Aramaic (Syriac) fonts]
  1. Download and save the Estrangelo font by clicking on this font link
    -- OR --
    Right-click on the font link, then choose "Save Target As..."

  2. Save the Estrangelo font file (ESTRANG2.TTF) in the "Local Disk (C:)" directory
    -- OR --
    Save the Estrangelo font file to your "My Documents" folder.

  3. Once the font file is saved to your computer,
    click on "Start" and then "Control Panel".
  4. In the Control Panel, click on the "Appearance and Themes" option.
    NOTE:  For users who have previously chosen the "Switch to Classic View" preference,
    find and select the "Fonts" option and then go to step #6.

  5. In the Appearance and Themes, click on the "Fonts" tab.
  6. Click on "File", and then the "Install New Font..." option.
  7. Find the location used in step #2 above of the Estrangelo font file (ESTRANG2.TTF) by double-clicking on the "C:\" or your "My Documents" folder.  The Estrangelo (V1.1)(TrueType) font file will appear as shown below.  Select the font, make sure the "Copy fonts to the Fonts folder" is checked, and then click "OK" to complete the font installation.

    Your computer is now ready to display the Aramaic text of the Aramaic Lexicon & Concordance (online dictionary).  Enjoy!

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Macintosh Font Instructions
  1. Download the Estrangelo font by clicking on the hyperlink.
    Select a folder to save the font file on your computer.
  2. Open the Fonts folder.  Select and drag the font suitcases onto the icon of your closed System Folder.
  3. When it asks whether you want the fonts placed in the Fonts folder, click “OK”.
    Restart your browser software to complete the font installation.

    Your computer is now ready to display the Aramaic text of the Aramaic Lexicon & Concordance (online dictionary).  Enjoy!

» View Sample of Search Results with the Estrangelo Font Installed
» View Estrangelo Font Keyboard Map
» Help notes
» Credits

Estrangelo Font Keyboard Map


Sample of Search Results with the Estrangelo Font Installed

Aramaic Dictionary - search results example

Help notes

I used the online Aramaic dictionary on this website to find out the Aramaic translation for an English word, but was instantly confused by the number of different forms of this word and by the properties of each. For example: lexeme, root, gender, number, suffix gender, etc.  Could you please send me any information that could help me understand these properties.
Thank you for your interest in the Aramaic language.  To understand all the properties would require a fairly comprehensive grammar book.  As a starting point, we recommend the following articles, books and websites:

History of Aramaic
Preservation and Advancement of the Aramaic Language in the Internet Age

Peshitta Forum Archive - Peshitta Interlinear Aramaic/English forum messages have been archived here for research purposes.

Introduction to Syriac:
An Elementary Grammar With Readings from Syriac Literature

A Compendious Syriac Dictionary
Compendious Syriac Grammar
Classical Syriac

Modern Aramaic
Oraham's Dictionary (Aramaic Dictionary)
English-Assyrian-Arabic Dictionary Volumes I and II
Assyrian Dictionary | The Helsinki Neo-Assyrian Dictionary
The Chicago Assyrian Dictionary | Oriental Institute
Learn Assyrian Online Editors' Pick - learn the Assyrian (Aramaic~Syriac) language by speaking through music, read and write by building your vocabulary, and learn the Assyrian and Babylonian history through beautiful screen savers.

Peshitta Aramaic/English Interlinear New Testament Editors' Pick - an online translation of the Holy Peshitta in Aramaic/English interlinear format.

Teach Yourself Modern Syriac CD-ROM Editors' Pick - The fastest and easiest way to learn the Modern Assyrian Language on your computer.
Editors' Note: This software program was developed over 15 years ago to work with older Windows PC systems and may not work properly on newer computers.


What is the best method to share Aramaic words with my students?
The words in this Aramaic Dictionary each have distinct word numbers which can be used to display that specific word.  For example, search the dictionary for house and you'll discover there are various ways to say the word, our house, their house, his house, etc.  After reviewing the words, select the word you wish to share with your students and copy the word number (highlight the word number and press CTRL-C) and then paste it (CTRL-V) into the dictionary search box and select "Word Number" in the English Search Field option.  In this example, we have selected the word house (2704).  After searching, print the page and/or share the link using the social sharing buttons which will have the specific link for that word.  More: greetings, language
How many words are in the online Aramaic Dictionary?
There are over 72,000 words
in the online dictionary.
““Are there more Aramaic (Syriac) fonts.
The fonts are located here:  https://www.atour.com/fonts
Is the Estrangelo font used in this dictionary UTF-8 compliant?
Unfortunately, the development of the Estrangelo font (ESTRANG2.TTF) predated the standardization process to the Unicode Standard of UTF-8.  However, there are other UTF-8 Aramaic (Syriac) fonts located at the end of this page:  https://www.atour.com/fonts
Aramaic Lexicon and Concordance: Credits
1. We thank The Way International Research Team (American Christian Press, New Knoxville, Ohio) for their monumental 15 year effort in compiling the data within this Aramaic Lexicon.
© The Way International 1988-89. All rights reserved. The contents and results of this search tool may not be used without the prior written consent of The Way International.
2. This work makes use of the Syriac Electronic Data Retrieval Archive (SEDRA) by George A. Kiraz, distributed by the Syriac Computing Institute.  For additional information on the structure of the Database, see G. Kiraz, 'Automatic Concordance Generation of Syriac Texts', in VI Symposium Syriacum 1992, ed. R. Lavenant, Orientalia Christiana Analecta 247, Rome, 1994.
3. This web search interface, structured databases and concordance have been created by the dedicated volunteers at Assyrian Information Management (AIM).
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