Meaning of Semitic-Hamitic in English:

Semitic-Hamitic

adjective

  • Of or relating to a language family including the Semitic and Hamitic languages; = "Hamito-Semitic".

    The more usual term is now Afro-Asiatic.

Pronunciation

Semitic-Hamitic

/sɪˌmɪtɪkhaˈmɪtɪk/ /sɪˌmɪtɪkhəˈmɪtɪk/

noun

  • The Semitic-Hamitic language family; = "Hamito-Semitic".

    The more usual term is now Afro-Asiatic.

Pronunciation

Semitic-Hamitic

/sɪˌmɪtɪkhaˈmɪtɪk/ /sɪˌmɪtɪkhəˈmɪtɪk/

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Journal of English and Germanic Philology. From Semitic + Hamitic.