Proto-Semitic

noun
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Definition of Proto-Semitic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the assumed ancestral language of the Semitic languages

Proto-Semitic

adjective
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Definition of Proto-Semitic (Entry 2 of 2)

: of or relating to Proto-Semitic

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“Proto-Semitic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Proto-Semitic. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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