Etymology
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anti-Semitic (adj.)
"of or pertaining to anti-Semites," 1881, see anti-Semitism.
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Japhetic (adj.)
in reference to the presumed ancestral language of ancient Greek, Latin, and most of the modern European ones, 1730, from Biblical Japheth, a son of Noah, from whom the European peoples once were popularly supposed to have descended (as Middle Eastern Semitic from Shem; African Hamitic from Ham). Compare Aryan. Related: Japhetian (1752).
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Semitism (n.)
1848, "characteristic attributes of Semitic languages;" 1851, "characteristic attributes of Semitic people," from Semite + -ism. From 1870 as "Jewish influence in a society."
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lambda (n.)
Greek letter name, from a Semitic source akin to Hebrew lamedh.
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Emmaus 
Biblical town (Luke xxiv.13), from Aramaic (Semitic) hammat "hot spring."
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quadriliteral (adj.)

"consisting of four letters;" also, of Semitic roots, "consisting of four consonants," 1771, from quadri- "four" + literal.

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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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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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Midrash (n.)

"exposition or interpretation of the Hebrew Scriptures," 1610s, from Hebrew (Semitic) midhrash, from darash "tread, frequent, seek, search, apply oneself to."

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