before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above
Latin Japheth or Greek Iapheth, from Hebrew Yepheth
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“Japheth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Japheth. Accessed 24 Jun. 2022.
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