Semitic


Semitic
Semitic Sem*it"ic, a. Of or pertaining to Shem or his descendants; belonging to that division of the Caucasian race which includes the Arabs, Jews, and related races. [Written also {Shemitic}.] [1913 Webster]

{Semitic language}, a name used to designate a group of Asiatic and African languages, some living and some dead, namely: Hebrew and Ph[oe]nician, Aramaic, Assyrian, Arabic, Ethiopic (Geez and Ampharic). --Encyc. Brit. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.