Definition of Japhetian in English:

Japhetian

adjective

rare
  • Of, relating to, or belonging to any of the peoples mentioned in Genesis 10:2–5 as descended from Japheth, one of the sons of Noah; = Japhetic .

Pronunciation

Japhetian

/dʒəˈfiːtɪən/ /dʒeɪˈfiːtɪən/

noun

rare
  • A member of a people said to be descended from Japheth.

Pronunciation

Japhetian

/dʒəˈfiːtɪən/ /dʒeɪˈfiːtɪən/

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Joseph Mede (1586–1638), Hebraist and biblical scholar. From the name of Japhet (also Japheth) + -ian.