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Meaning: complete; vanishing
This is the name of a biblical woman and man.
Gomer, daughter of Diblaim
Gomer, son of Japheth
- Paternal Grandfather: Noah
- Father: Japheth
- Mother: not named in Scripture
- Sons: • Ashkenaz (Germany) • Riphath/Diphath (Riphatheans/Paphlagonians and Sauromatians) • Togarmah (Armenia, Georgia, Turkic-speaking peoples)
Japheth • GOMER Gomerites: Galatians (Anatolian Galatia) Cappadocians Cimmerians/Gimmerai (southern Russia) Armenians Celts Gauls • Magog Caucasians, Scythians • Madal Medes and Persian tribes • Javan • Elishah Greeks • Tarshish Etruscans, Romans • Chittim Cyprians, Macedonians • Dodanim Rhodians • Tubal Tibareni, Tartars • Mechech / Moschi Muscovites • Tiras Thracians
Gomers descendants formed the principal branch of the population of Southeastern Europe.
His descendants are the Gomerites. He is generally regarded as the ancestor of the Celtae and the Cimmerians (Cimmerii / Gimmerai), who in early times settled to the north of the Black Sea (southern Russia), and gave their name to the Crimea, the ancient Chersonesus Taurica. Traces of their presence are found in the names Cimmerian Bosphorus, Cimmerian Isthmus, etc.
In the seventh century B.C. they were driven out of their original seat by the Scythians, and overran western Asia Minor, whence they were afterwards expelled.
They subsequently reappear in the times of the Romans as the Cimbri of the north and west of Europe, whence they crossed to the British Isles, where their descendants are still found in the Gaels and Cymry.
Thus the whole Celtic peoples may be regarded as descended from Gomer.