Origin of Semitic
OTHER WORDS FROM Semitichalf-Se·mit·ic, adjectivenon-Se·mit·ic, adjectivepre-Se·mit·ic, adjective, nounpseu·do-Se·mit·ic, adjective
Words nearby Semitic
How to use Semitic in a sentence
Phoenicians developed an influential writing system and spoke a common Semitic language, key markers of a common eastern Mediterranean culture, he contends.Ancient seafarers built the Mediterranean’s largest known sacred pool|Bruce Bower|March 17, 2022|Science News
A few years back, designer John Galliano was fined by the government for sharing just such anti-semitic sentiments in public.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The “doctorate” Duke claims is from an anti-Semitic Ukranian “diploma mill” as described by the State Department.
Parliament looks at measures to monitor toddlers for anti-Semitic speech.Britain May Spy on Preschoolers Searching for Potential Jihadis|Nico Hines|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Though he would insist in a famous essay in Other Inquisitions that “For several reasons I am not anti-Semitic.”Borges Had A Genius For Literature But Not Love Or Much Else|Allen Barra|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hitler was profoundly anti-Semitic, but he was also anti-Modern.
There is an air of anxious expectancy about him, with a look of Semitic shrewdness in the long, narrow face.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist|Alexander Berkman
We now understand how the Phoenicians, whose ancestors arrived in the second Semitic migration, came to call their land “Canaan.”
In any case, there they stand; a token of how thoroughly the most primitive form of Semitic religion is a living reality to-day.The Cradle of Mankind|W.A. Wigram
They spoke a non-Semitic language, and were the oldest inhabitants of Babylonia of whom we have any knowledge.
The possibility that unidentified types may have contributed to the Semitic blend, however, remains.
British Dictionary definitions for Semitic
less commonly Shemitic
Cultural definitions for Semitic
A descriptive term for several peoples of the Middle East and their descendants, including Jews (see also Jews) and Arabs (see Arab-Israeli conflict). Today the term is mainly applied to Jews. (See anti-Semitism.)