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1A native or inhabitant of Palmyra in ancient Syria.
2The Aramaic language and script used in Palmyra.
Of or relating to Palmyra, its inhabitants, language, or script.
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.
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