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Word Origin and History for nephilim

Nephilim

of uncertain etymology; much disputed.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for nephilim

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  • Their name as given in the old Testament, 'Nephilim' means 'fallen ones.'

  • There are those who dispute the meaning of the noun Nephilim and derive it from Naphal, which signifies "to fall."

  • Let the rabbis vouch for the correctness of this; it is ridiculous to call them "Nephilim" because others fell.