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Semite   /sˈɛmaɪt/   Listen

(Written also Shemite)
A member of a group of Semitic-speaking peoples of the Middle East and northern Africa.

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... at first denied their share in the crime, but, yielding to external pressure—like Terentyeva, they, too, were sent for frequent "admonition" to a local priest, called Tarashkevich, a ferocious anti-Semite—they were gradually led to endorse the depositions ...
— History of the Jews in Russia and Poland. Volume II • S.M. Dubnow

... features? Who will formulate the precise standard by which a descendant of Shem is unfailingly known and set apart from those of Ham or Japhet? When we consider that we are pointed back for the meaning of Semite to antediluvian times, that is to say, to one of the oldest myths of the world, we must admit that it would indeed be the wonder of wonders if a large section of mankind have a family likeness so clear that they are marked off from the rest. ...
— Zionism and Anti-Semitism - Zionism by Nordau; and Anti-Semitism by Gottheil • Max Simon Nordau

... Africa, and the Asiatics, Chinese and natives of India introduced by them (see section History below), the population of Africa consists of the following elements: —the Bushman, the Negro, the Eastern Hamite, the Libyan and the Semite, from the intermingling of which in various proportions a vast number of "transitional'' tribes has arisen. The Bushmen (q.v.), a race of short yellowish-brown nomad hunters, inhabited, in the earliest times of which there is ...
— Project Gutenberg Encyclopedia

Words linked to "Semite" :   Aramean, white, Semitic, Arab, Caucasian, Chaldean, Phoenician, anti-Semite, Aramaean, Canaanite, Babylonian, White person, Chaldee, Chaldaean, Arabian, Assyrian

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