Definition of Semitic. Meaning of Semitic. Synonyms of Semitic

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Definition of Semitic

Semitic
Semitic Sem*it"ic, a. Of or pertaining to Shem or his descendants; belonging to that division of the Caucasian race which includes the Arabs, Jews, and related races. [Written also Shemitic.] Semitic language, a name used to designate a group of Asiatic and African languages, some living and some dead, namely: Hebrew and Ph[oe]nician, Aramaic, Assyrian, Arabic, Ethiopic (Geez and Ampharic). --Encyc. Brit.

Meaning of Semitic from wikipedia

- The Semitic languages are a branch of the Afroasiatic language family. They are spoken by more than 330 million people across much of West Asia, the Horn...
- Look up semitic in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Semitic most commonly refers to the Semitic languages, a name used since the 1770s to refer to the...
- Semites, Semitic peoples or Semitic cultures was a term for an ethnic, cultural or racial group. The terminology is now largely obsolete outside the grouping...
- The roots of verbs and most nouns in the Semitic languages are characterized as a sequence of consonants or "radicals" (hence the term consonantal root)...
- The Afroasiatic languages (or Afro-Asiatic), also known as Hamito-Semitic, or Semito-Hamitic, and sometimes also as Afrasian, Erythraean or Lisramic,...
- The term Semitic religions most commonly refers to the Abrahamic religions, including Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Semitic religions may also refer...
- Ancient Semitic religion encomp****es the polytheistic religions of the Semitic peoples from the ancient Near East and Northeast Africa. Since the term...
- modern usage 'Semitic' designates a language group, not a race. In this sense, the term is a misnomer, since there are many speakers of Semitic languages...
- The West Semitic languages are a proposed major sub-grouping of ancient Semitic languages. The term was first coined in 1883 by Fritz Hommel. The grouping...
- Northwest Semitic is a division of the Semitic languages comprising the indigenous languages of the Levant. It emerged from Proto-Semitic in the Early...