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.)
a member of a people speaking a Semitic language.
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
a member of a group of Semitic-speaking peoples of the Middle East and northern Africa
of or relating to or characteristic of Semites
A member of any of a number of peoples of ancient southwestern Asia including the Akkadians, Phoenicians, Hebrews, and Arabs.
A descendant of these peoples.
A member of a modern people speaking a Semitic language.
A descendant of the biblical Patriarch Shem.
one belonging to the Semitic race. Also used adjectively
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