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Hamitic

[ha-mit-ik, huh-] /hæˈmɪt ɪk, hə-/
noun
1.
(especially formerly) the non-Semitic branches of the Afroasiatic language family.
adjective
2.
of or relating to the Hamites or Hamitic.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; Hamite + -ic
Related forms
non-Hamitic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Hamitic

Hamitic

/hæˈmɪtɪk; hə-/
noun
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
adjective
2.
denoting, relating to, or belonging to this group of languages
3.
denoting, belonging to, or characteristic of the Hamites
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Word Origin and History for Hamitic

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

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