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Ephesus

[ef-uh-suh s] /ˈɛf ə səs/
noun
1.
an ancient city in W Asia Minor, S of Smyrna (Izmir): famous temple of Artemis, or Diana; early Christian community.
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Ephesus

/ˈɛfɪsəs/
noun
1.
(in ancient Greece) a major trading city on the W coast of Asia Minor: famous for its temple of Artemis (Diana); sacked by the Goths (262 ad)
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Word Origin and History for Ephesus

Greek city in ancient Asia Minor, center of worship for Artemis, Greek Ephesos, traditionally derived from ephoros "overseer," in reference to its religious significance, but this might be folk etymology.

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