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Meaning of Semitic

Se•mit•ic

Pronunciation: (su-mit'ik), [key]
— n.
  1. a subfamily of Afroasiatic languages that includes Akkadian, Arabic, Aramaic, Ethiopic, Hebrew, and Phoenician.
—adj.
  1. of or pertaining to the Semites or their languages, esp. of or pertaining to the Jews.
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