Hamitic

[ ha-mit-ik, huh- ]
/ hæˈmɪt ɪk, hə- /

noun

(especially formerly) the non-Semitic branches of the Afroasiatic language family.

adjective

of or relating to the Hamites or Hamitic.

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Origin of Hamitic

First recorded in 1880–85; Hamite + -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM Hamitic

non-Ha·mit·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Hamitic

Hamitic
/ (hæˈmɪtɪk, hə-) /

noun

a group of N African languages related to Semitic. They are now classified in four separate subfamilies of the Afro-Asiatic family: Egyptian, Berber, Cushitic, and Chadic

adjective

denoting, relating to, or belonging to this group of languages
denoting, belonging to, or characteristic of the Hamites
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