Gomer

“Complete; vanishing. (1.) The daughter of Diblaim, who (probably” in vision only) became the wife of Hosea (1:3). “(2.) The eldest son of Japheth, and father of Ashkenaz, Riphath, “and Togarmah (Gen. 10:2, 3), whose descendants formed the” principal branch of the population of South-eastern Europe. He is generally regarded as the ancestor of the Celtae and the “Cimmerii, who in early times settled to the north of the Black” “Sea, 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 race may be regarded as descended from Gomer.

Definition of Gomer: “to finish; complete”

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