Definition of Semitic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//səˈmɪtɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//səˈmɪtɪk//
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  1. 1of or connected with the language group that includes Hebrew and Arabic
  2. 2of or connected with the people who speak Semitic languages, especially Hebrew and Arabic
  3. Word Originfrom modern Latin Semiticus, via late Latin from Greek Sēm ‘Shem’, son of Noah in the Bible, from whom these people were traditionally supposed to be descended.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Semitic

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