of or pertaining to the Hamites or to the Hamitic languages
2. noun
A group of languages spoken in Egypt and neighbouring countries

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  • hamitic — HAMÍTIC, Ă, hamitici, ce, adj. Care aparţine vechilor hamiţi. ♢ Limbi hamitice = grup de limbi vorbite în nordul şi estul Africii. – Din fr. hamitique. Trimis de gall, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  hamític adj. m., pl. hamítici; f. sg. hamítică …   Dicționar Român

  • Hamitic — Ham*it ic (h[a^]m*[i^]t [i^]k), a. Pertaining to Ham or his descendants. [1913 Webster] {Hamitic languages}, the group of languages spoken mainly in the Sahara, Egypt, Galla, and Som[^a]li Land, and supposed to be allied to the Semitic. Keith… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hamitic — [ham it′ik, hə mit′ik] n. an obsolete grouping within the Afroasiatic language family, including the Berber, Cushitic, and Egyptian languages adj. designating or of the Hamites or Hamitic …   English World dictionary

  • Hamitic — language group that included ancient Egyptian, Berber, Galla, etc.; 1842, from Ham, second son of Noah (Gen. ix:18 19) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Hamitic — A stylised T and O map, depicting Africa as the home of the descendants of Ham, Asia of the descendents of Sem, and Europe of the descendants of Japheth (Guntherus Ziner, 1472) …   Wikipedia

  • Hamitic — I. adjective Date: 1844 of, relating to, or characteristic of the Hamites or one of the Hamitic languages II. noun Date: 1886 Hamitic languages …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Hamitic — /ha mit ik, heuh /, n. 1. (esp. formerly) the non Semitic branches of the Afroasiatic language family. adj. 2. of or pertaining to the Hamites or Hamitic. [1880 85; HAMITE + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • Hamitic — Ham•it•ic [[t]hæˈmɪt ɪk, hə [/t]] n. 1) peo (esp. formerly) the non Semitic branches of the Afroasiatic language family 2) peo of or pertaining to the Hamites or to Hamitic • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • Hamitic — adj. of or pertaining to the Hamites and/or their language n. non Semitic branch languages within the Afro asiatic family of languages (primarily languages of northern and eastern Africa) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Hamitic — [hə mɪtɪk] adjective of or denoting a hypothetical language family formerly regarded as including Berber and ancient Egyptian …   English new terms dictionary

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