- a word, phrase, grammatical construction, or other feature originating in or peculiar to a Semitic language
- the characteristics of the Semites; esp. the ideas, cultural qualities, etc. originating with the Jews
See Semitism in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- A Semitic word or idiom.
- Semitic traits, attributes, or customs.
- A policy or predisposition in favor of Jews.
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