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Japhetic

adjective Ja·phet·ic \jəˈfetik, (ˈ)jā¦f-\

Definition of Japhetic

  1. 1 :  relating to or derived from Japheth who was a son of Noah —used vaguely as an ethnological epithet for the Caucasians of Europe and some adjacent parts of Asia

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or constituting a group of early non-Indo-European languages in Europe and western Asia assumed by some to form one family with the Caucasian languages and including Basque, Etruscan, Minoan, and sometimes Sumerian and Elamite — compare asianic

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Origin and Etymology of japhetic

Japheth (Japetus), one of the sons of Noah in the Bible (Genesis 5:32 ff.) + English -ic


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Japhetic

noun Ja·phet·ic \"\

Definition of Japhetic

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  the Japhetic languages

  2. 2 :  a Japhetic language

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