Origin of Semitic
Examples from the Web for semitic
We had only been making small talk for a few minutes when he aired his views on the relative attractiveness of Semitic females.Meet the Anti-Semites, Truthers, and Alaska Pol at D.C.’s Pro-Putin Soiree|James Kirchick|June 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Was that the secret to my early joy—that I was the angry Semitic nerd controlling the whole blonde cheerleading squad?
I must sound like a Semitic John McCain, railing against callow Jewish entitlement.
I cannot agree with Mr. Takahashi that "To be religious one needs a Semitic tinge of mind."Evolution Of The Japanese, Social And Psychic|Sidney L. Gulick
The languages in question I certainly consider to be Semitic.
Some new materials for the study of the Semitic religions have come from the monuments of Babylon and Nineveh.Chips From A German Workshop - Volume I|Friedrich Max Mller
The Aryan, Semitic and Uralian systems of consanguinity, which are essentially identical, were created by the monogamian family.Ancient Society|Lewis Henry Morgan
Set, no less than Osiris, was adored in the hymns of Egypt, perhaps by kings of an invading Semitic tribe.In the Wrong Paradise|Andrew Lang
less commonly Shemitic
1797, denoting the language group that includes Hebrew, Arabic, Aramaic, Assyrian, etc.; 1826 as "of or pertaining to Semites," from Medieval Latin Semiticus (source of Spanish semitico, French semitique, German semitisch), from Semita (see Semite). As a noun, as the name of a linguistic family, from 1813. In non-linguistic use, perhaps directly from German semitisch. In recent use often with the specific sense "Jewish," but not historically so limited.
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.)