Definition of Hamitic in English:


Pronunciation /həˈmidik/ /həˈmɪdɪk/

Translate Hamitic into Spanish


  • Of or denoting a hypothetical language family formerly proposed to comprise Berber, ancient Egyptian, the Cushitic languages, and the Chadic languages. These are now recognized as independent branches of the Afro-Asiatic family.

    ‘It is a member of the Chad group of languages frequently assigned to the Hamitic sub-family of the Hamito-Semitic family of languages.’
    • ‘Arabs and Jews were therefore Shemitic by race, and began speaking a Hamitic language in Canaan.’


From Hamite+ -ic.