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[ef-od, ee-fod] /ˈɛf ɒd, ˈi fɒd/
noun, Judaism.
1.
a richly embroidered, apronlike vestment having two shoulder straps and ornamental attachments for securing the breastplate, worn with a waistband by the high priest. Ex. 28:6, 7, 25–28.
Origin of ephod
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin < Hebrew ēphōd, apparently meaning “idol” in some passages
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ephod

/ˈiːfɒd/
noun
1.
(Old Testament) an embroidered vestment believed to resemble an apron with shoulder straps, worn by priests in ancient Israel
Word Origin
C14: from Hebrew ēphōdh
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n.

Hebrew ephod, from aphad "to put on."

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