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Semitist

[ sem-i-tist or, especially British, see-mi- ]
/ ˈsɛm ɪ tɪst or, especially British, ˈsi mɪ- /
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noun

an authority on Semitic languages, literature, etc.

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Origin of Semitist

First recorded in 1880–85; Semite + -ist
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