Japheth

noun
Ja·​pheth | \ ˈjā-fəth How to pronounce Japheth (audio) \

Definition of Japheth

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

First Known Use of Japheth

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Japheth

Latin Japheth or Greek Iapheth, from Hebrew Yepheth

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The first known use of Japheth was before the 12th century

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“Japheth.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Japheth. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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