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Scriptsיֶפֶת Ancient Hebrew
PronouncedPron.JAY-fəth English
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Meaning & History

From the Hebrew name יֶפֶת (Yefet) meaning "enlarged". In the Old Testament he is one of the three sons of Noah, along with Shem and Ham. He was the ancestor of the peoples of Europe and Northern Asia.
Other Languages & CulturesIapheth Biblical Greek Yefet Biblical Hebrew Iafeth Biblical Latin Jafet Spanish

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Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute