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David Barrow scripsit:

> anti-Semitism - 1881, from Ger. Antisemitismus, first used by Wilhelm
> Marr in 1880, from anti- + Semite (q.v.). Not etymologically
> restricted to anti-Jewish theories, actions or policies, but almost
> always used in this sense. Those who object to the inaccuracy of the
> term might try H. Adler's Judaeophobia (1882).

For this reason, some people (including me) use the spelling "Antisemitism"
in English as well, to indicate that it is an indecomposable term: there
is after all no "pro-Semitism" to which it could be opposed as a coherent
philosophy, though the term "philo-Semitism" is occasionally found
meaning simply "person who likes Jews as a group".

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