Semitic language

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Semitic language a name used to designate a group of Asiatic and African languages, some living and some dead, namely: Hebrew and Phœnician, Aramaic, Assyrian, Arabic, Ethiopic (Geez and Ampharic).
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Usage

In literature:

She was taught to write, and wrote from right to left, as in the Semitic languages.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
They had been absorbed in the Semitic population and their language was no longer the general language of the country.
"Legends Of Babylon And Egypt" by Leonard W. King
It is primarily on account of their language that the Phoenicians are regarded as Semites.
"History of Phoenicia" by George Rawlinson
He had inquired about my previous education, and urged me to study philology, archaeology, and at least one Semitic language.
"The Story Of My Life From Childhood To Manhood The Autobiography Of Georg Ebers, Complete" by Georg Ebers
What is true of Hebrew is of course true of all other Semitic languages.
"Language" by Edward Sapir
In both blood and language they differed considerably from the Semites of the north.
"Early Israel and the Surrounding Nations" by Archibald Sayce
The remains of their language show that it was remotely allied to the dialect of Susa, and contained many Semitic words.
"History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 4 (of 12)" by G. Maspero
This language seems to be connected with the Semitic tongues by many of its roots.
"History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 1 (of 12)" by G. Maspero
The languages of the Caucasus must be regarded as a group distinct both from the Aryan and Semitic families.
"Russia" by Various
Soon after his return he decided to commence the study of Moral Science instead of the Semitic languages.
"Letters to His Friends" by Forbes Robinson
AJSL = American Journal of Semitic Languages and Literatures.
"The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria" by Morris Jastrow
This peculiarity of the Semitic and Aryan languages must have had the greatest influence on the formation of their religious phraseology.
"Chips From A German Workshop - Volume I" by Friedrich Max Müller
Semitic, pertaining to one of the families of nations, or languages, and so named from its members being ranked as the descendants of Shem.
"A Manual of the Antiquity of Man" by J. P. MacLean
He would study the Semitic languages; all of them.
"The Doctor's Wife" by M. E. Braddon
Of the ancient Semitic tongues only two remain living languages, that is, the Arabian, and, in a modified form, the Syrian.
"Chapters of Bible Study" by Herman J. Heuser
He was thoroughly versed in most of the Semitic tongues, and spoke and wrote almost all the European languages with facility.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
The language was in all probability Semitic-Hebrew or Aramaic.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 9" by Various
As to its characteristics and relation to other languages of the same stock, see SEMITIC LANGUAGES.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 2" by Various
Numerous grammars, reading-books and lexicons of Assyrian and other Semitic languages have been published.
"Expositor's Bible: Index" by S. G. Ayres
The Hittites of Southern Judah have Semitic names, and probably spoke a Semitic language.
"The Hittites" by A. H. Sayce
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In news:

Believing that some snakes spoke the Semitic language of the Canaanites, Egyptians included the magic spells in inscriptions on two sides of the sarcophagus in an effort to ward them off.
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