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[shem-ahyt] /ˈʃɛm aɪt/
a Semite.
Related forms
[shuh-mit-ik] /ʃəˈmɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
[shem-ahy-tish] /ˈʃɛm aɪ tɪʃ/ (Show IPA),
adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • Its end but touched the Shemite's brawny breast and was instantly withdrawn.

    The Hour of the Dragon Robert E. Howard
  • In his hand was a Shemite bow, such as Blit had taught her pirates to use.

    Queen of the Black Coast Robert E. Howard
  • At last a Shemite spoke up above the clamor: 'Why do you argue over a dead man?'

    Shadows in the Moonlight Robert E. Howard
  • The only aliens here were negro and Shemite slaves; and he resembled neither even as much as he resembled the Stygians themselves.

    The Hour of the Dragon Robert E. Howard
  • The Shemite did not separate the vowels from the consonants, and express them, as we do, by separate signs.

    Companion to the Bible E. P. Barrows
British Dictionary definitions for Shemite


another word for Semite
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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