[sem-i-tiz-uh m or, esp. British, see-mi-]
- 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.
Origin of Semitism
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Examples from the Web for semitism
But Semitism rallied in the shape of the Reformation, and swept all away.
Semitism gave them subjects, but the Renaissance gave them Aryan art, and it gave that art to a purely Aryan race.
Word Origin and History for semitism
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