Definitions for semiteˈsɛm aɪt; esp. Brit. ˈsi maɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Sem•iteˈsɛm aɪt; esp. Brit. ˈsi maɪt(n.)

  1. a member of a people speaking a Semitic language.

    Category: Peoples

  2. a member of any of the peoples descended from Shem, the eldest son of Noah.

Origin of Semite:

1870–75; < NL sēmīta < LL Sēm (< Gk Sḗm < Heb ShēmShem ) +-īta -ite1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Semite(adj)

    a member of a group of Semitic-speaking peoples of the Middle East and northern Africa

  2. Semite, Semitic(adj)

    of or relating to or characteristic of Semites

    "Semite peoples"

Wiktionary

  1. Semite(Noun)

    A member of any of a number of peoples of ancient southwestern Asia including the Akkadians, Phoenicians, Hebrews, and Arabs.

  2. Semite(Noun)

    A descendant of these peoples.

  3. Semite(Noun)

    A member of a modern people speaking a Semitic language.

  4. Semite(Noun)

    A descendant of the biblical Patriarch Shem.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Semite(noun)

    one belonging to the Semitic race. Also used adjectively

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