Semitic languages

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Semitic languages Assyrian, Aramean, Hebrew, Phœnician, together with Arabic and Ethiopic
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Applied by J. G. Eichhorn in 1817 to the closely allied peoples represented in Gen. x. as descended from Shem.

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
His wife Anat was but a colourless reflection of himself, a grammatical creation of the Semitic languages.
"Patriarchal Palestine" by Archibald Henry Sayce
It appears to be doubted by none who have examined the evidence, that the language of these records is Semitic.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 2. (of 7): Assyria" by George Rawlinson
But a singular exception to this method is presented by the Hebrew, and other of the Semitic languages.
"The Number Concept" by Levi Leonard Conant
In Elam we may suppose that the use of the Sumerian and Semitic languages was the same.
"History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, And Assyria In The Light Of Recent Discovery" by L.W. King and H.R. Hall
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
Assistant Lecturer in Semitic Languages in the University of Manchester.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
American Journal of Semitic Languages and Literatures (Chicago).
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
Philologists have excluded the language from the Aryan and Semitic tongues, and included it in the Turanian group.
"The Empire of the East" by H. B. Montgomery
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
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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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