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Semitist

[sem-i-tist or, esp. British, see-mi-] /ˈsɛm ɪ tɪst or, esp. British, ˈsi mɪ-/
noun
1.
an authority on Semitic languages, literature, etc.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; Semite + -ist
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