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Syria

from Latin Syria, from Greek Syria, from Syrioi "the Syrians," a name given originally to the Assyrians (Herodotus vii.63), a shortened form of Assyrioi "Assyrians" (see Assyria). Related: Syrian.

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Definitions of Syria

Syria (n.)
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;
Synonyms: Syrian Arab Republic
From wordnet.princeton.edu