noun Etymology: Ham Date: 1854 a member of a Hamitic-speaking people

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Hamite — Ha mite (h[=a] m[imac]t), n.[L. hamus hook.] (Paleon.) A fossil cephalopod of the genus {Hamites}, related to the ammonites, but having the last whorl bent into a hooklike form. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hamite — Ham ite (h[a^]m [imac]t), n. A descendant of Ham, Noah s second son. See Gen. x. 6 20. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hamite — 1640s, from Ham (see HAMITIC (Cf. Hamitic)) + ITE (Cf. ite) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Hamite — [ham′īt΄] n. 1. a person regarded as descended from Ham 2. a member of any of several usually dark skinned Caucasoid peoples indigenous to N and E Africa, including the Egyptians, Berbers, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Hamite — /ham uyt/, n. 1. a descendant of Ham. Gen. 10:1, 6 20. 2. a member of any of various peoples of northern and eastern Africa, as the ancient Egyptians and modern Berbers. [1635 45; HAM + ITE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • Hamite — noun A descendant of Ham, son of Noah, a member of the nations or peoples supposedly descended from Ham, i.e. the North African peoples …   Wiktionary

  • Hamite — Ha|mi|te 〈m. 17〉 Angehöriger einer den Semiten nahestehenden Völkergruppe in Nord u. Nordostafrika; oV Hamit [nach Ham, einem Sohn Noahs] * * * Ha|mit, der; en, en, Ha|mi|te, der; n, n: Angehöriger einer Völkergruppe in Afrika. * * * Ha|mit, der; …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Hamite — Ha|mi|te 〈m.; Gen.: n, Pl.: n〉 Angehöriger einer den Semiten nahe stehenden Völkergruppe in Nord(ost)afrika; oV [Etym.: nach Ham, einem Sohn Noahs] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • Hamite — ha·mite || heɪmaɪt n. descendant of Ham (Biblical); member of any of several peoples of eastern and northern Africa (e.g. the Berbers) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Hamite — [ hamʌɪt] noun a member of a group of North African peoples, including the ancient Egyptians and Berbers, supposedly descended from Ham, son of Noah …   English new terms dictionary

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