Semite meaning

sĕmīt
A member of any of the peoples speaking a Semitic language, including the Arabs, Arameans, Babylonians, Carthaginians, Hebrews, Phoenicians, and many of the peoples of Ethiopia.
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A member of any of the peoples speaking a Semitic language, including the Hebrews, Arabs, Assyrians, Phoenicians, etc.
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A member of any of a number of peoples of ancient southwestern Asia including the Akkadians, Phoenicians, Hebrews, and Arabs.
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A descendant of these peoples.
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A descendant of Shem.
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A person regarded as descended from Shem.
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A member of a modern people speaking a Semitic language.
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A Jew.
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Origin of semite

  • Back-formation from Semitic

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French sémite, from Late Latin, from Ancient Greek σημ (sêm), from Classical Hebrew שם (Å¡Ä“m, “name"), from Proto-Semitic *shem.

    From Wiktionary