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Semitism

[ sem-i-tiz-uhm or, especially British, see-mi- ]
/ ˈsɛm ɪˌtɪz əm or, especially British, ˈsi mɪ- /
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noun
Semitic characteristics, especially the ways, ideas, influence, etc., of the Jewish people.
a word or idiom peculiar to, derived from, or characteristic of a Semitic language, especially of Hebrew.
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Origin of Semitism

First recorded in 1850–55; Semite + -ism
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