Japheth

noun
Ja·​pheth | \ˈjā-fəth \

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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