Definitions for "Semitic"
Keywords:  shem, asiatic, akkadian, afro, arabs
Of or pertaining to Shem or his descendants; belonging to that division of the Caucasian race which includes the Arabs, Jews, and related races.
Designating a major subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family of languages which include: Northeastern (Akkadian), Northwestern (Hebrew, Phoenician, Aramaic, etc.), and Southwestern (Arabic, Ethiopic, etc.); derived from Noah's son Shem ("Name"), who was said to be father of the Hebrews, Elamites, Assyrians and Arabians; commonly refers to the Jewish race
relating to a group of people living in southwestern Asia represented now by Jews and Arabs and in ancient times by Babylonians, Assyrians, Arameans, Canaanites, and Phoenicians
of or relating to or characteristic of Semites; "Semite peoples"