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Semitic

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

Definition of Semitic

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or constituting a subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic language family that includes Hebrew, Aramaic, Arabic, and Amharic

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or characteristic of the Semites

  3. 3 :  jewish

Origin and Etymology of semitic

German semitisch, from Semit, Semite Semite, probably from New Latin Semita, from Late Latin Sem Shem


First Known Use: 1813

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Semitic

noun Se·mit·ic

Definition of Semitic

  1. :  any or all of the Semitic languages

1831

First Known Use of semitic

1831

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SEMITIC Defined for English Language Learners

Semitic

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Definition of Semitic for English Language Learners

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

  • : of or relating to the Semites


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