Semite

Definitions

  • Anti-Semitic anti-Roosevelt handbill issued by the American White Guard in California
    Anti-Semitic anti-Roosevelt handbill issued by the American White Guard in California
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj Semite of or relating to or characteristic of Semites "Semite peoples"
    • n Semite a member of a group of Semitic-speaking peoples of the Middle East and northern Africa
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Letter showing contact between Peter V. Armstrong and German publishers of anti-Semitic literature Letter showing contact between Peter V. Armstrong and German publishers of anti-Semitic literature

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: All the world's main alphabets have developed from an alphabet invented 3,600 years ago in the Middle East. It was known as the North Semitic Alphabet.
    • n Semite One belonging to the Semitic race. Also used adjectively.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Semite A descendant or supposed descendant of Shem, son of Noah.
    • Semite Of or belonging to Shem or his descendants. Also Shemite.
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Quotations

  • Patrick Buchanan
    Patrick Buchanan
    “Anti-Catholicism is the anti-Semitism of the intellectual.”
  • Ezra Pound
    Ezra%20Pound
    “The worst mistake I made was that stupid, suburban prejudice of anti-Semitism.”

Usage

In literature:

Is Christianity not purely Semitic at the core?
"Zionism and Anti-Semitism" by Max Simon Nordau
The Folk-Lore of China, and its affinities with that of the Aryan and Semitic Races.
"The Science of Fairy Tales" by Edwin Sidney Hartland
The idiom spoken by the nation was probably much less infected by this Semitic fashion.
"Chips From A German Workshop - Volume I" by Friedrich Max Müller
As for the crowd at the tables inside the Casino, it was largely Semitic.
"From a Cornish Window" by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
But the Semitic adventurer had the gifts of his race.
"The Contemporary Review, January 1883" by Various
Thus it appears that the Greeks have lost their Aryan connection, and have become the heirs of a Semitic civilization.
"Homer's Odyssey" by Denton J. Snider
The Semitic religions might furnish examples of this.
"Essay on the Creative Imagination" by Th. Ribot
Assistant Lecturer in Semitic Languages in the University of Manchester.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
There is little that is Semitic in their appearance.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
What we may call the Aryan and the Semitic revelations were for the first time subjected to something like a critical comparison.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 07" by Various
The work is very cleverly done, and the face looks quite natural, with fine, slightly Semitic features.
"Two Years with the Natives in the Western Pacific" by Felix Speiser
All Semitic nations have rejected this faith.
"The Hearts of Men" by H. Fielding
But invaders, Semitic, Ethiopian and Greek, brought in some of their own ideas.
"Myth, Ritual And Religion, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by Andrew Lang
Look at the map of the Semitic world and find Persia in the East.
"Heroes of Israel" by Theodore Gerald Soares
Egyptian monuments prove that the early people and language of Egypt were strongly impregnated with Semitic elements.
"The Moral and Intellectual Diversity of Races" by Arthur, comte de Gobineau
This application of the terms of relationship is characteristic of the Semites.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 5" by Various
Though the syllabary is essentially of Sumerian origin there is much in it which is traceable to a Semitic source.
"A Primer of Assyriology" by Archibald Henry Sayce
Now, the prevailing forms of Semitic religion outraged these feelings at every point.
"Creed And Deed" by Felix Adler
The languages in question I certainly consider to be Semitic.
"The International Monthly, Vol. II, No. I" by Various
Salambo, the Semitic Venus, was worshipped on the banks of the Guadalquivir.
"Southern Spain" by A.F. Calvert
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In poetry:

But this or such was Bleistein's way:
A saggy bending of the knees
And elbows, with the palms turned out,
Chicago Semite Viennese.
"Burbank With A Baedeker: Bleistein With A Cigar" by T S Eliot

In news:

Mel Gibson I know is no anti- Semite .
Mel Gibson calls screenwriter's accusations of anti-Semitism ' utter fabrications.
The question of Voltaire 's anti-Semitism, which is again being discussed in your pages (Letters, Aug 12 and Aug 26), has been an object of controversy for more than two centuries.
Walesa , in Israel, Regrets Poland's Anti-Semitism.
It wasn't anti-Semitism at shul — just a regular burglary.
The lyrics tend to be anti-Semitic and racist.
Obama Addresses Homophobia, Anti-Semitism and Xenophobia Among Black Americans.
' Anti-Semitic ' charge angers aid group.
CUMBERLAND — Jewish and civil rights groups on Tuesday condemned anti-Semitic graffiti found over the weekend at Greely Middle School.
A Takoma Park resident found and collected anti-Semitic flyers from driveways in the 7400 block of Flower Ave Sunday.
Anti-Semitic fliers appear on several Takoma Park streets.
Prosecutors in Paris have begun a preliminary investigation into a string of anti-Semitic messages that appeared on Twitter last month under the hashtag #unbonjuif (a good Jew), French radio reported Wednesday.
English FA looks into apparent anti-Semitic chants by West Ham fans at Tottenham.
The English Football Association is investigating apparent anti-Semitic chants by West Ham fans during a Premier League match at Tottenham.
Anti-semitic chanting mars Lazio's draw.
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In science:

To determine the successor and predecessor relations of the chain C , the entries in the standardisation of D of certain pairs of dominoes in Dom(D) had to be compared, which is equivalent to comparing their entry-ordinate combinations using the Semitic order.
Some bijective correspondences involving domino tableaux
The corresponding two dominoes in Dom(D ′ ) are always adjacent, and since D ′ ≺ is a well defined standard domino tableau, this implies that the comparison of their entry-ordinate combinations using ‘≺’ gives the same result as using the Semitic order.
Some bijective correspondences involving domino tableaux
Templatic morphology is best exemplified in Semitic root-and-pattern morphology.
Computing Prosodic Morphology
Multi-tape twolevel morphology: a case study in Semitic nonlinear morphology.
Computing Prosodic Morphology
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