Semitic vs Sabaean - What's the difference?

semitic | sabaean |


As adjectives the difference between semitic and sabaean

is that semitic is of or pertaining to a subdivision of afro-asiatic : amharic, arabic, aramaic, syriac, akkadian, hebrew, maltese, tigrigna, phoenician etc while sabaean is of or pertaining to sabaean culture.

As a proper noun semitic

is the semitic languages in general.

As a noun sabaean is

an extinct semitic language spoken in sheba.

semitic

English

Alternative forms

* semitic, Shemitic, shemitic

Adjective

(-)
  • Of or pertaining to a subdivision of Afro-Asiatic : Amharic, Arabic, Aramaic, Syriac, Akkadian, Hebrew, Maltese, Tigrigna, Phoenician etc.
  • Of or pertaining to the Semites; of or pertaining to one or more Semitic peoples.
  • * 2008 , Gary A. Tobin, The Trouble with Textbooks , page 93:
  • On the other hand, scholars say that the Philistines were an Indo-European people not related to the Semitic Palestinians.
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  • # (biblical) Of or pertaining to the descendants of .
  • # (in particular) Of or pertaining to the Israeli, Jewish, or Hebrew people.
  • # Of or pertaining to any of the religions which originated among the Semites; Abrahamic.
  • #* 1893 , George Thomas Bettany, Mohammedanism and Other Religions of Mediterranean Countries , page 45:
  • Thus we trace ever and again the similarities which are to be found among the Semitic religions.
  • #* 2011 , Makau Mutua, ''Human Rights: A Political and Cultural Critique, page 114:
  • The Semitic religions (Christianity and Islam) are nationally honored in much of Africa.
  • #* 2005 , Xavier William, World Religions, True Beliefs and New Age Spirituality , page 45:
  • In contrast to these Semitic religions some religions of Indian origin like Buddhism and Jainism, are pacifist to the extent of banning the killing of animals even for food.
  • Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • The Semitic languages in general.
  • See also

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    See also

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    sabaean

    Alternative forms

    * Sabean *

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to Sabaean culture.
  • Noun

  • An extinct Semitic language spoken in Sheba.
  • (history) An individual that is part of the ancient Sabaean people.