a major branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family
of or relating to the group of Semitic languages
"Semitic tongues have a complicated morphology"
of or relating to or characteristic of Semites
Of or pertaining to a subdivision of Afro-Asiatic Semitic languages: Amharic, Arabic, Aramaic, Syriac, Akkadian, Hebrew, Maltese, Tigrigna, Phoenician etc.
Of or pertaining to the Semites: Semitic people.
Of or pertaining to the descendants of Shem, the eldest of three sons of Noah.
In a narrower sense, of or pertaining to the Israeli, Jewish, or Hebrew people.
The Semitic languages in general.
Origin: From the English Semite, an 18th century ethnological label from the semitisch, Σημ, from the שֵׂם, the name of the eldest son of Noah in biblical tradition (Genesis 5.32, 6.10, 10.21), considered the forefather of the Semitic peoples. Perhaps derived from the Akkadian šumu, name or son.
of or pertaining to Shem or his descendants; belonging to that division of the Caucasian race which includes the Arabs, Jews, and related races
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sem-it′ik, adj. pertaining to the Semites, or supposed descendants of Shem, or their language, customs, &c.—also Shemit′ic.—ns. Sem′ite; Semitisā′tion.—v.t. Sem′itise, to render Semitic in language or religion.—ns. Sem′itism, a Semitic idiom; Sem′itist, a Hebrew scholar.—Semitic languages, Assyrian, Aramean, Hebrew, Phœnician, together with Arabic and Ethiopic. [Applied by J. G. Eichhorn in 1817 to the closely allied peoples represented in Gen. x. as descended from Shem.]
The numerical value of Semitic in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Semitic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
This is the worst kind of anti-Semitic rhetoric.
This was an appalling anti-Semitic act that was committed.
Jew-haters have been running anti-Semitic and anti-Israel ads on buses for years. We are responding.
This wave of attacks and the murderous anti-Semitic assaults that are part of it is expected to go on.
I have clear footage which I'm going to show to the police, which clearly shows there were anti-Semitic chants.
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