Semitic

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 Semitic of or relating to or characteristic of Semites "Semite peoples"
    • adj Semitic of or relating to the group of Semitic languages "Semitic tongues have a complicated morphology"
    • n Semitic a major branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family
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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.
    • a Semitic Of or pertaining to Shem or his descendants; belonging to that division of the Caucasian race which includes the Arabs, Jews, and related races.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Semitic Relating to the Semites, or the descendants of Shem; pertaining to the Hebrew race or any of those kindred to it, as the Arabians and the Assyrians. Also Shemitic, Shemitish.
    • n Semitic The Semitic languages collectively.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Semitic sem-it′ik pertaining to the Semites, or supposed descendants of Shem, or their language, customs, &c
    • Semitic also Shemit′ic
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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:

It is a legend, one of the finest of Semitic legends; and between legend and myth there is as great a gulf as between Jew and Greek.
"Great Pictures, As Seen and Described by Famous Writers"
These two names (Aryan and Semite), then, signify today rather two groups of peoples than two distinct races.
"History Of Ancient Civilization" by Charles Seignobos
It was a race neither Aryan nor Semitic, but African.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 2, 1917" by Various
Their descendants eventually became subject, at least nominally, to the Semite kings.
"The Story of Atlantis and the Lost Lemuria" by W. Scott-Elliot
The Semitic origin of several of the words seems probable.
"The Hindu-Arabic Numerals" by David Eugene Smith
It seems that Josiah and Sarah had a little of the good Semitic instinct in their make-up.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13" by Elbert Hubbard
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
She was of Semitic blood.
"A Fantasy of Far Japan" by Baron Kencho Suyematsu
Like the Egyptians, the Semites regarded the pigeon with veneration.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
Nor was the habit of observing such festivals peculiar to the Aryan or the Semitic race.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 2" by Various
They speak Arabic; but the Druses are not considered by ethnologists to belong to the Semitic family.
"The Browning Cyclopædia" by Edward Berdoe
Unlike the Semites, the Indo-Europeans were not satisfied with these two genders, masculine and feminine.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 3" by Various
The genius of the whole Semitic race was centred in Mohammed.
"Islam Her Moral And Spiritual Value" by Arthur Glyn Leonard
Like the old Persian cuneiform this is borrowed from a Semitic pattern.
"The History of Antiquity" by Max Duncker
Thus in many Semitic writings only the consonants of words are indicated.
"A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis" by Sigmund Freud
Hall 4, Semitic Languages.
"International Congress of Arts and Science, Volume I" by Various
It was this violent change, which brought to a Semitic tribe liberation for its fellow Semites.
"The History of Antiquity" by Max Duncker
Semitic tongue closely related to Arabic.
"Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)" by Various
The Arabs have developed in the most healthy and marked manner the characteristic features of the Semitic race.
"The History of Antiquity, Vol. I (of VI)" by Max Duncker
It was first adopted by the Semitic Babylonians, and as we have seen was modified, developed, nay almost made over.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 8" by Various
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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:

Natalie Portman Denounces John Galliano 's Anti-Semitic Rant.
Natalie Portman, Dior Directors Slam John Galliano 's Anti-Semitic Comments.
Westboro Baptists hurl anti-Semitic garbage.
Anti-semite or just pissed-off drug addict.
The Anti-Semitism of the Society of St Pius X .
The anti-Semitic outrages of Crown Heights are aimed at the Jews of only one neighborhood in one city -- for the moment.
Brother says parents' anti-Semitism, hate helped radicalize French gunman who killed 7.
The "museum" was filled with anti-Semitic literature which he had clipped from American hate-group publications and pasted on display boards.
Maureen Dowd Is Not an Anti- Semite .
Dieudonné, French Comic Behind 'The Anti- Semite .
New York's New Gay Synagogue Originally Designed by an Anti- Semite .
Portman's bold attack on an anti- Semite and Huckabee's untimely critique.
Denies He's an Anti- Semite .
Mel Gibson I know is no anti-Semite.
Mel Gibson spewed anti-Semitism, talked of killing ex.
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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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