from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to the Hamites or their languages or cultures. No longer in technical use.
  • noun A presumed language family thought to include Egyptian and the Berber, Cushitic, and Chadic languages. No longer in technical use.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to Ham, one of the sons of Noah (Gen. x.), or to any of the races considered to be his descendants.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Pertaining to Ham or his descendants.
  • adjective the group of languages spoken mainly in the Sahara, Egypt, Galla, and Somâli Land, and supposed to be allied to the Semitic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a group of languages in northern Africa related to Semitic


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