Semite
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈsiːmaɪt/, /ˈsɛmaɪt/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈsɛmaɪt/
Noun

Semite (plural Semites)

  1. A member of a modern people that speak a Semitic language.
  2. A member of any of a number of peoples of ancient southwestern Asia and East Africa such as the Akkadians, Assyrians, Arameans, Phoenicians, Canaanites, Hebrews, Arabs and Aksumites.
  3. A descendant of any of these peoples.
  4. A descendant of the biblical Patriarch Shem.
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