semitism









semitism


noun

  1. Semitic characteristics, especially the ways, ideas, influence, etc., of the Jewish people.
  2. a word or idiom peculiar to, derived from, or characteristic of a Semitic language, especially of Hebrew.

n.1848, “characteristic attributes of Semitic languages;” 1851, “characteristic attributes of Semitic people,” from Semite + -ism. From 1870 as “Jewish influence in a society.”

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