Shem

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See also: shem and -shëm

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Etymology[edit]

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

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Shem

  1. (biblical) The oldest son of Noah, brother to Ham and Japheth.
  2. A male given name of biblical origin.

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  • 1611, Bible (KJV), 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.

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