Semitist

noun
Sem·​i·​tist | \ ˈse-mə-tist How to pronounce Semitist (audio) \

Definition of Semitist

1 : a scholar of the Semitic languages, cultures, or histories
2 often not capitalized : a person favoring or disposed to favor the Jews

First Known Use of Semitist

1881, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Semitist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Semitist. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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