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 (jā′fĭth′, jăf′ĭth)
In the Bible, a son of Noah and the brother of Shem and Ham.
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(Bible) Old Testament the second son of Noah, traditionally regarded as the ancestor of a number of non-Semitic nations (Genesis 10:1–5)
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(ˈdʒeɪ fɪθ)

a son of Noah. Gen. 5:32.
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Noun1.Japheth - (Old Testament) son of NoahJapheth - (Old Testament) son of Noah    
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
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