Etymology
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Negus 

title of the ruler of Abyssinia, 1590s, from Amharic (Semitic) negush "king," from stem of nagasha "he forced, ruled."

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Syriac (adj.)

c. 1600, from Latin syriacus, from Greek syriakos "Syrian, of or pertaining to Syria" (see Syria). As the name of an ancient Semitic language, from 1610s.

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Gilead 
Biblical site (Genesis xxxi.21, etc.), traditionally from the name of a grandson of Manasseh, perhaps from Aramaic (Semitic) gal "heap of stones."
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Thrace 
Greek Thrake, named for the people who inhabited it, whose name is of unknown origin, perhaps Semitic. Related: Thracian.
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Carthage 

ancient Semitic city of North Africa, rival of republican Rome, from Latin Carthago, from Phoenician quart khadash "new town." Related: Carthaginian.

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tunic (n.)

late 15c., from Old French tunique (12c.) or directly from Latin tunica "undergarment worn by either sex" (source of Spanish tunica, Italian tonica, Old English tunece, Old High German tunihha), probably from a Semitic source (compare Hebrew kuttoneth "coat," Aramaic kittuna). Compare chitin, from a Greek name for a similar garment, also probably from a Semitic source.

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Nathaniel 

masc. proper name, from Late Latin Nathanael, from Greek Nathanael, from Hebrew (Semitic) Nethan'el, literally "God has given," from nathan (see Nathan) + El "God."

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Gethsemane 
name of a garden on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem (Matthew xxvi.36-46), from Greek Gethsemane, from Aramaic (Semitic) gath shemani(m) "oil-press."
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Lemnos 
Greek island, the name is believed to be of Phoenician origin, from Semitic root l-b-n "white." Related: Lemnian.
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Abd 
element in many Arabic names, from Arabic (Semitic) abd "slave, servant," as in Abdallah "servant of God."
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