Definition of Palmyrene in US English:

Palmyrene

noun

  • 1A native or inhabitant of Palmyra in ancient Syria.

  • 2The Aramaic language and script used in Palmyra.

adjective

  • Of or relating to Palmyra, its inhabitants, language, or script.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in William Painter (?1540–1594), translator and administrator. From classical Latin Palmȳrēnus of or belonging to Palmyra, in post-classical Latin also as noun, native or inhabitant of Palmyra from Hellenistic Greek Παλμυρηνός native or inhabitant of Palmyra from Παλμύρα (classical Latin Palmȳra) Palmyra, the name of a city in ancient Syria + -ηνός.