Translations: Etymology: French sémite, from Semitic Shem, from Late Latin, from Greek , from Hebrew (ÅÄm).
- a member of any of a number of peoples of ancient southwestern Asia including the Akkadian, Akkadians, Phoenician, Phoenicians, Hebrew, Hebrews, and Arab, Arabs.
- descendant of these peoples.
- a member of a modern people speaking a Semitic language.
- a descendant of the biblical Patriarch Shem.
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