noun (used with a singular verb)
Origin of Semitics
Origin of Semitic
Examples from the Web for semitics
Historical Examples of semitics
They again were probably not Semitics but of the Aryan race.
After having occupied for twenty years the chair of Semitics at the university of Leipzig, he retired to Prostnitz.Some Jewish Witnesses For Christ
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Sufficient evidence goes to show that they worshipped many gods in the beginning, as did other Semitics.
These Semitics remembered their old allies, now in the desert, and besought them for aid.
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.