adjective Se·mit·ic \sə-ˈmi-tik also -ˈme-\

: of or relating to the language family that includes Hebrew and Arabic

: of or relating to the Semites

Full Definition of SEMITIC

:  of, relating to, or constituting a subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic language family that includes Hebrew, Aramaic, Arabic, and Amharic
:  of, relating to, or characteristic of the Semites
:  jewish

Origin of SEMITIC

German semitisch, from Semit, Semite Semite, probably from New Latin Semita, from Late Latin Sem Shem
First Known Use: 1813

Other Jewish Religion Terms

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Definition of SEMITIC

:  any or all of the Semitic languages

First Known Use of SEMITIC


Other Language Terms

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