Naph·​ta·​li ˈnaf-tə-ˌlī How to pronounce Naphtali (audio)
: a son of Jacob and the traditional eponymous ancestor of one of the tribes of Israel

Word History


Hebrew Naphtālī

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Naphtali was in the 14th century

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“Naphtali.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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