WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
Se•mit•ic /səˈmɪtɪk/USA pronunciation
n. [uncountable]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
- 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.
(sə mit′ik),USA pronunciation n.
- Language Varietiesa subfamily of Afroasiatic languages that includes Akkadian, Arabic, Aramaic, Ethiopic, Hebrew, and Phoenician.
- Language Varietiesof or pertaining to the Semites or their languages, esp. of or pertaining to the Jews.
- Neo-Latin sēmīticus, equivalent. to sēmīt(a) Semite + -icus -ic
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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