Semitics

noun

Se·​mit·​ics sə-ˈmi-tiks How to pronounce Semitics (audio)
plural in form but singular in construction
: the study of the language, literature, and history of Semitic peoples
specifically : Semitic philology

Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Semitics was in 1888

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“Semitics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Semitics. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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