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of uncertain etymology; much disputed.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for nephilim

  • But, the Yahwist describes the Nephilim as “heroes that were of old, warriors of renown,” not as gods or even demi-gods.

    The Backstory of ‘Noah’ Is Full of Giants, Horny Angels, and a Grieving God|Tim Townsend|March 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
  • Their name as given in the old Testament, 'Nephilim' means 'fallen ones.'

    The Mark of the Beast|Sidney Watson
  • 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.