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See also shem
Proper noun 
- (biblical) The oldest son of Noah, brother to Ham and Japheth.
- A male given name of biblical origin.
- 1611, King James Version of the Bible (Authorized Version), Genesis 9:18
- And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan.