Semitics
noun plural but singular in construction Date: 1888 the study of the language, literature, and history of Semitic peoples; specifically Semitic philology

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  • Semitics — /seuh mit iks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) the study of Semitic languages, literature, etc. [1870 75, Amer.; see SEMITIC, ICS] * * * …   Universalium

  • Semitics — noun The study of the Semitic languages, cultures and peoples. See Also: Semitic …   Wiktionary

  • semitics — se·mit·ics …   English syllables

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  • Semitics — /səˈmɪtɪks/ (say suh mitiks) noun the study of the Semitic languages, literature, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • semitics — ks noun plural but singular in construction Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Semitic (I) + s : the study of the language, literature, and history of Semitic peoples; specifically : Semitic philology …   Useful english dictionary

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  • GREENFIELD, JONAS CARL — (1926–1995), U.S. Bible scholar, specializing in the languages and culture of the Ancient Near East. Born in New York, he received his early education from both public school and yeshivot. Greenfield showed early interest in Semitic Near Eastern… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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