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 Japheth’s Stone.Jaquemart. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
The supposed posterity of Japheth, son of Noah. The Aryan family is said to belong to this race.   1
        “The Indo-European family of languages as known by various designations. Some style it Japhetic, as if it appertained to the descendants of the patriarch Japheth; as the Semitic tongues [appertain] to the descendants of Shem.”—Whitney: Languages, etc., lecture v. p. 192.

 Japheth’s Stone.Jaquemart. 


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