Semitic meaning

sə-mĭt'ĭk
Of or relating to the Semites or their languages or cultures.
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Of, relating to, or constituting a subgroup of the Afro-Asiatic language group that includes Arabic, Hebrew, Amharic, and Aramaic.
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The Semitic languages.
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Any of the Semitic languages.
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Designating or of the Semites or their languages or cultures.
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A major subfamily of the Afroasiatic family of languages, including Arabic, Akkadian, Canaanite, Aramaic, Hebrew, and Ethiopic.
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Origin of semitic

  • New Latin Sēmiticus from Sēmita Semite from Late Latin Sēm Shem, eponymous ancestor of the Semites from Greek from Hebrew Šēm
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition