- a youth of ancient Greece just entering manhood or commencing training for full Athenian citizenship.
Origin of ephebus
From Latin; see origin at ephebe
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Examples from the Web for ephebi
He could venture to do this; he knew the Ephebi—there was no traitor in their ranks.
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.
The Ephebi had behaved treacherously by taking sides with their foe.
Yet they must wait a little longer; for Caesarion had joined the Ephebi, and Antyllus had been invested with the toga virilis.