Ja·​pheth ˈjā-fəth How to pronounce Japheth (audio)
: a son of Noah held to be the progenitor of the Medes and Greeks

Word History


Latin Japheth or Greek Iapheth, from Hebrew Yepheth

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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Cite this Entry

“Japheth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Japheth. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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