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1monster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-09-09 09:57 PM
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78. The term Semite means a member of any of various ancient and modern people originating in
southwestern Asia, including Akkadians, Canaanites, Phoenicians, Hebrews, Arabs, and Ethiopian Semites. It was proposed at first to refer to the languages related to Hebrew by Ludwig Schlzer, in Eichhorn's "Repertorium", vol. VIII (Leipzig, 1781), p. 161. Through Eichhorn the name then came into general usage (cf. his "Einleitung in das Alte Testament" (Leipzig, 1787), I, p. 45). In his "Gesch. der neuen Sprachenkunde", pt. I (Gttingen, 1807) it had already become a fixed technical term.<1>

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semitic


Main Entry: 1Semitic
Pronunciation: \sə-ˈmi-tik also -ˈme-\
Function: adjective
Etymology: German semitisch, from Semit, Semite Semite, probably from New Latin Semita, from Late Latin Sem Shem
Date: 1813
1 : of, relating to, or constituting a subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic language family that includes Hebrew, Aramaic, Arabic, and Amharic
2 : of, relating to, or characteristic of the Semites

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/semitic


The term Semites is applied to a group of peoples closely related in language, whose habitat is Asia and partly Africa. The expression is derived from the Biblical table of nations (Genesis 10), in which most of these peoples are recorded as descendants of Noah's son Sem.


of or relating to the group of Semitic languages; "Semitic tongues have a complicated morphology"
a major branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family
Semite: of or relating to or characteristic of Semites; "Semite peoples"
wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn


conontation vs denotation/subjective vs objective...

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