- a youth of ancient Greece just entering manhood or commencing training for full Athenian citizenship.
Origin of ephebus
From Latin; see origin at ephebe
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for ephebi
He could venture to do this; he knew the Ephebi—there was no traitor in their ranks.
The Ephebi had behaved treacherously by taking sides with their foe.
A little band of Ephebi were pacing to and fro before the house.
The Ephebi of Alexandria must make her feel the power of youth.
Yet they must wait a little longer; for Caesarion had joined the Ephebi, and Antyllus had been invested with the toga virilis.