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  1. a Semite.
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Related formsShem·it·ic [shuh-mit-ik] /ʃəˈmɪt ɪk/, Shem·it·ish [shem-ahy-tish] /ˈʃɛm aɪ tɪʃ/, adjective
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Historical Examples of shemitic

  • They had the same traditions in common with the Shemitic and Hamitic families from which they sprung.

    The Moral and Intellectual Diversity of Races

    Arthur, comte de Gobineau

  • The words Japhetic and Shemitic are also employed in a sense somewhat different from that which common usage has assigned them.

  • The Shemitic nobility is purely patriarchal: it owes nothing to conquest; it has its origin in blood.

    The Desert World

    Arthur Mangin

  • Behind the laws regulating sacrifice in the Old Testament there lies the long history of Shemitic ritual and religion.

    Gloria Crucis

    J. H. Beibitz

  • Many of these peculiar words are Aramean; that is, they are words current in the Aramean branch of the Shemitic languages.

British Dictionary definitions for shemitic


noun, adjective
  1. another word for Semitic
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  1. another word for Semite
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