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Semitic

J. F. Healey.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies; Historical and Diachronic Linguistics; Middle Eastern History. 136 words.

Semitic, a term derived from the Old Testament personal name Shem, refers to a middle eastern language group (used linguistically by A. L. Schlözer in 1781, though J. G. Eichhorn claimed priority)....

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