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See also: shem
- (biblical) The oldest son of Noah, brother to Ham and Japheth.
- A male given name of biblical origin.
- 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.
son of Noah