Semitism

Semitism

[sem-i-tiz-uhm or, esp. British, see-mi-]
noun
1.
Semitic characteristics, especially the ways, ideas, influence, etc., of the Jewish people.
2.
a word or idiom peculiar to, derived from, or characteristic of a Semitic language, especially of hebrew.

Origin:
1850–55; Semite + -ism

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