a member of any of various ancient and modern peoples originating in southwestern Asia, including the Akkadians, Canaanites, Phoenicians, Hebrews, and Arabs.
a member of any of the peoples descended from Shem, the eldest son of Noah.
a member of the group of Caucasoid peoples who speak a Semitic language, including the Jews and Arabs as well as the ancient Babylonians, Assyrians, and Phoenicians
another word for a Jew
Someone who belongs to the Semitic peoples. The Semites are supposedly descended from the biblical Shem, the eldest son of Noah.
- Semitendinous muscle
semitendinous muscle sem·i·ten·di·nous muscle (sěm’ē-těn’də-nəs, sěm’ī-) n. A muscle with origin from the ischial tuberosity, with insertion into the medial surface of the upper quarter of the shaft of the tibia, with nerve supply from the tibial nerve, and whose action extends the thigh, flexes the leg, and rotates it medially.
[sem-ee-tuh-res-tree-uh l, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm i təˈrɛs tri əl, ˌsɛm aɪ-/ adjective, Biology. 1. living mostly on land but requiring a moist environment or nearby water, especially as a breeding site: Most amphibians are semiterrestrial.
noun 1. a subfamily of Afroasiatic languages that includes Akkadian, Arabic, Aramaic, Ethiopic, Hebrew, and Phoenician. adjective 2. of or relating to the Semites or their languages, especially of or pertaining to the Jews. noun 1. a branch or subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family of languages that includes Arabic, Hebrew, Aramaic, Amharic, and such ancient […]
noun, (used with a singular verb) 1. the study of Semitic languages, literature, etc. noun 1. a subfamily of Afroasiatic languages that includes Akkadian, Arabic, Aramaic, Ethiopic, Hebrew, and Phoenician. adjective 2. of or relating to the Semites or their languages, especially of or pertaining to the Jews. noun 1. (functioning as sing) the study […]