Meaning of Shemitic in English:

Shemitic

Pronunciation /ʃɪˈmɪtɪk/

adjective

  • 1Designating or belonging to a family of languages of which Hebrew, Aramaic, Arabic, Ethiopic, and ancient Assyrian, are members; = "Semitic" Now somewhat rare.

  • 2Of or relating to the Shemites; = "Semitic".

Origin

Early 19th century. From the name of Shem + -itic, perhaps as an alteration of Semitic, Semitic.