Palmyrene Aramaic

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Palmyrene Aramaic
Inscription Palmyra Louvre AO2205.jpg
Extinct1st millennium
Palmyrene alphabet
Language codes
ISO 639-3

Palmyrene Aramaic was a Western Aramaic dialect spoken in the city of Palmyra, Syria, in the early centuries AD. It is solely known from inscriptions dating from the 1st century BC to 273.[1]

The dual had disappeared from it.[1]

The development of cursive versions of the Aramaic alphabet led to the creation of the Palmyrene alphabet.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Charles Fontinoy (1969). Le duel dans les langues sémitiques (in French). p. 76.

Further reading[edit]

  • Delbert R. Hillers, Eleonora Cussini, Eleanora Cussini (1996). Palmyrene Aramaic Texts. Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 978-0-8018-5278-7.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  • Hans H. Spoer (1904). "Palmyrene Inscriptions found at Palmyra in April, 1904". Journal of the American Oriental Society.
  • John Swinton (1753). "An Explication of All the Inscriptions in the Palmyrene Language and Character Hitherto Publish'd. In Five Letters from the Reverend Mr. John Swinton, M. A. of Christ-Church, Oxford, and F. R. S. to the Reverend Thomas Birch, D. D. Secret. R. S.". Philosophical Transactions.