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Japheth

[jey-fith] /ˈdʒeɪ fɪθ/
noun
1.
a son of Noah. Gen. 5:32.
Origin of Japheth
< Late Latin < Greek Iapheth < Hebrew Yepheth
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Japheth

/ˈdʒeɪfɛθ/
noun
1.
(Old Testament) the second son of Noah, traditionally regarded as the ancestor of a number of non-Semitic nations (Genesis 10:1–5)
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Word Origin and History for Japheth

youngest of the three sons of Noah, from Latin Japheth, from Greek Iapheth, from Hebrew Yepheth, literally "enlargement," from causative form of the stem p-t-h "to be wide, spacious."

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