Hamitic

Hamitic

[ha-mit-ik, huh-]
noun
1.
(especially formerly) the non-Semitic branches of the Afroasiatic language family.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to the Hamites or Hamitic.

Origin:
1880–85; Hamite + -ic

non-Hamitic, adjective
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Hamitic (hæˈmɪtɪk, hə-)
 
n
1.  a group of N African languages related to Semitic. They are now classified in four separate subfamilies of the Afro-Asiatic family: Egyptian, Berber, Cushitic, and Chadic
 
adj
2.  denoting, relating to, or belonging to this group of languages
3.  denoting, belonging to, or characteristic of the Hamites

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Hamitic
1842, language group that included ancient Egyptian, Berber, Galla, etc.; from Ham, second son of Noah (Gen. ix.18-19).
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