WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
Se•mit•ic /səˈmɪtɪk/USA pronunciation
- a family of languages including a number of languages of SW Asia and Africa.
- of or relating to the Semitic languages or their speakers.
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
Semitic /sɪˈmɪtɪk/, (less commonly)Shemitic n
- 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
- denoting, relating to, or belonging to this group of languages
- denoting, belonging to, or characteristic of any of the peoples speaking a Semitic language, esp the Jews or the Arabs
- another word for Jewish
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