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date: 11 August 2022

Semiticlocked

Semiticlocked

  • J. F. Healey

Extract

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). Principal ancient constituents are *Akkadian, Ugaritic (see ugarit), Phoenician (see phoenicians), *Aramaic, Biblical Hebrew, Sabaic, and Ethiopic (Ge῾ez).

Subjects

  • Jewish Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Near East

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