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Se•mit•ic /səˈmɪtɪk/USA pronunciation n. [uncountable]
  1. Language Varietiesa family of languages including a number of languages of SW Asia and Africa.

  • Language Varietiesof or relating to the Semitic languages or their speakers.

  • Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    Semitic /sɪˈmɪtɪk/, (less commonly)Shemitic n
    1. a branch or subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family of languages that includes Arabic, Hebrew, Aramaic, Amharic, and such ancient languages as Akkadian and Phoenician
    1. denoting, relating to, or belonging to this group of languages
    2. denoting, belonging to, or characteristic of any of the peoples speaking a Semitic language, esp the Jews or the Arabs
    3. another word for Jewish

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