Japheth

[ jey-fith ]
/ ˈdʒeɪ fɪθ /
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noun

a son of Noah. Gen. 5:32.

Origin of Japheth

< Late Latin < Greek Iapheth < Hebrew Yepheth

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Japheth

/ (ˈdʒeɪfɛθ) /

noun

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

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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