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Shem

[ shem ]
/ ʃɛm /
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noun
the eldest of the three sons of Noah. Genesis 10:21.
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Also Douay Bible, Sem [sem] /sɛm/ .

Origin of Shem

From Late Latin Sem, from Greek Sḗm, from Hebrew Shēm, of uncertain origin
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British Dictionary definitions for Shem

Shem
/ (ʃɛm) /

noun
Old Testament the eldest of Noah's three sons (Genesis 10:21)Douay spelling: Sem (sɛm)
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