Use Japhetic in a sentence
- of or from Japheth
- Archaic Indo-European (adjective)
- (obsolete, ethnography) Of or pertaining to the supposed descendants of Japheth, one of the three sons of Noah in the Bible.
- (obsolete) Of or pertaining to the supposed languages spoken by the descendants of Japheth, son of Noah in the Bible.
The English Japheth or the Latin Iapetus, + -ic Coined in the first half of the 19th century alongside Semitic and Hamitic.