Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • In the Bible, a son of Noah and the brother of Shem and Ham.

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  • proper n. The third son of Noah, brother to Shem and Ham.
  • proper n. A male given name of biblical origin.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (Old Testament) son of Noah

Etymologies

A translation of Hebrew יֶפֶת (yépheth). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Viewing the name Japheth in this case, it signifies a person of the kind which we call guileless, who believes readily, permitting himself to be easily persuaded of a matter, who does not dispute or cling to his own ideas but submits his mind to the Lord and rests upon his Word, remaining a learner, not desiring to be master over the words and works of God.

    Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II Luther on Sin and the Flood

  • -- Ed. [304] It is not clear whether the original really means that "Japheth," or that "God," "shall dwell in the tents of Shem."

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 1

  • The sons of Japheth settled in the isles of the Mediterranean, the sons of Ham in North Africa, and the sons of Shem toward the east.

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  • We'll have plenty of shovels, plus we'll have Shem and Japheth for the really heavy lifting, if they can load all those heavy barrels.

    The Arks What Weren't

  • With some of the spare lumber, Shem and Japheth had set up a little lean-to next to the winepress and were sipping Mesopotamian merlot in the shade.

    The Arks What Weren't

  • As Ham disappeared over the ridge, though, the eyes of Noah, Mrs. Noah, Shem, and Japheth all turned to the other ridge, where three stomping figures were vociferous in their descent.

    The Arks What Weren't

  • Gen 9: 23 And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father's nakedness.

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  • And Jacob obeyed my son, and God enlarge Japheth, to another, Come, and he led forth the groaning of the door of thy dead.

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  • Protagonist Raidon Kane returns, as does the warlock Japheth, his love interest Anusha, ship captain Thoster, and the wizard Seren.

    "City of Torment" by Bruce R. Cordell (Reviewed by David Craddock)

  • Particularly absorbing were the plights of Raidon and Japheth, who struggle to avoid that pesky condition which eventually catches up to us all: reality.

    "City of Torment" by Bruce R. Cordell (Reviewed by David Craddock)

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