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Shemite

[shem-ahyt] /ˈʃɛm aɪt/
noun
1.
a Semite.
Related forms
Shemitic
[shuh-mit-ik] /ʃəˈmɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
Shemitish
[shem-ahy-tish] /ˈʃɛm aɪ tɪʃ/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Examples from the Web for shemitic
Historical Examples
  • They had the same traditions in common with the shemitic and Hamitic families from which they sprung.

  • The words Japhetic and shemitic are also employed in a sense somewhat different from that which common usage has assigned them.

  • The shemitic nobility is purely patriarchal: it owes nothing to conquest; it has its origin in blood.

    The Desert World Arthur Mangin
  • Behind the laws regulating sacrifice in the Old Testament there lies the long history of shemitic ritual and religion.

    Gloria Crucis J. H. Beibitz
  • Many of these peculiar words are Aramean; that is, they are words current in the Aramean branch of the shemitic languages.

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

Shemitic

/ʃəˈmɪtɪk/
noun, adjective
1.
another word for Semitic

Shemite

/ˈʃɛmaɪt/
noun
1.
another word for Semite
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