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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • In the Bible, the eldest son of Noah and the brother of Japheth and Ham.

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  • proper noun biblical The oldest son of Noah, brother to Ham and Japheth.
  • proper noun A male given name of biblical origin.

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  • noun (Old Testament) eldest son of Noah

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek Σημ (Sēm), from Hebrew שם (Šēm).

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