Since the nineteenth century, a number of scholars have put forward various theories about the etymology of the basically Greek term ‘Syrian’ and its Aramaic counterpart Sūryoyo. For a proper understanding of the history of these illustrious names in the two different languages, it will prove useful to analyze their backgrounds separately from one another.

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Published as J. Messo, “The Origin of the Terms ‘Syria(n)’ and Suryoyo: Once Again,” in Parole de l’Orient 36 (2011), pp. 111-125