Pertaining to Shem, descendant of Shem, derived from Shem.
The Shemitic languages
are Chaldee, Syriac, Arabic, Hebrew, Samaritan, Ethiopic, and old
Phoenician. The great characteristic of this family of languages is
that the roots of words consist of three consonants.
or Shemites (2 syl.). (See above.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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