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Semite

Saltos de línea: Sem¦ite
Pronunciación: /ˈsiːmʌɪt
 
, ˈsɛm-/

Definición de Semite en inglés:

sustantivo

A member of any of the peoples who speak or spoke a Semitic language, including in particular the Jews and Arabs.
Example sentences
  • After the Bronze Age, Amorites, Western Semites, Hyksos and Hittites successively invaded the area.
  • Within the gaunt pinnacles, in colours that represent ores and igneous rock, Ancient Egyptians, Semites and Nabataeans have left evidence of passage.
  • Paradoxically, they accuse Arabs who are Semites themselves, of anti-Semitism.

Origen

from modern Latin Semita, via late Latin from Greek Sēm 'Shem', son of Noah in the Bible, from whom these peoples were traditionally supposed to be descended.

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