Comment: 1847, "Jew, Arab, Assyrian,

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1847, "Jew, Arab, Assyrian,

1847, "Jew, Arab, Assyrian, Aramæan," from Modern Latin Semita, from Late Latin Sem "Shem," one of the three sons of Noah (Gen. x:21-30), regarded as the ancestor of the Semites (in the days when anthropology was still bound by the Bible), from Hebrew Shem.