Definition of Peshitta in English:

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Peshitta

Pronunciation: /pəˈSHēdə/
(also Peshito /-tō/)

noun

The ancient Syriac version of the Bible, used in Syriac-speaking Christian countries from the early 5th century and still the official Bible of the Syrian Christian Churches.
Example sentences
  • Modem expositors simply cannot control the information from the Aramaic Targums, Syriac Peshitta, or Latin Vulgate, to name the most important.
  • Burgon's followers dated the Peshitta in the second century and defended the view that it was Byzantine.
  • After all these years, we now can come to a better perception than either side had: the Syriac Peshitta is indeed fairly early, sometime before the year AD 451.

Origin

Syriac, literally 'simple, plain'.

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Syllabification: Pe·shit·ta

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