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teraphim

[ter-uh-fim] /ˈtɛr ə fɪm/
plural noun, singular teraph
[ter-uh f] /ˈtɛr əf/ (Show IPA)
1.
idols or images reverenced by the ancient Hebrews and kindred peoples, apparently as household gods.
Origin of teraphim
1350-1400
1350-1400; < Hebrew tərāphīm; replacing Middle English theraphym < Late Latin theraphim (Vulgate) < Greek theraphín (Septuagint) < Hebrew, as above
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