Caphtorim

plural noun

Caph·​to·​rim
ˈkaftəˌrim
variants or Caphtorims
-mz
: the people of biblical Caphtor, probably present-day Crete

Word History

Etymology

Hebrew Kaphtōrīm (plural), from Kaphtōr Caphtor, biblical name of the land of origin of the Philistines

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“Caphtorim.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Caphtorim. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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