noun \ˈjā-fəth\

Definition of JAPHETH

:  a son of Noah held to be the progenitor of the Medes and Greeks

Origin of JAPHETH

Latin Japheth or Greek Iapheth, from Hebrew Yepheth
First Known Use: before 12th century


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