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Japheth

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noun Ja·pheth \ˈjā-fəth\

Definition of Japheth

  1. :  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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