[ ih-feeb, ef-eeb ]
/ ɪˈfib, ˈɛf ib /
a young man, especially an ephebus.
Origin of ephebe
1690–1700; < Latin ephēbus < Greek éphēbos, equivalent to ep- ep- + -hēbos, derivative of hḗbē manhood
Related formse·phe·bic, adjective
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Examples from the Web for ephebic
For children and youths under the ephebic age there was no practical regulation of schools or palaestra by the state.
British Dictionary definitions for ephebic
/ (ɪˈfiːb, ˈɛfiːb) /
(in ancient Greece) a youth about to enter full citizenship, esp one undergoing military training
Derived Formsephebic, adjective
Word Origin for ephebe
C19: from Latin ephēbus, from Greek ephēbos, from hēbē young manhood
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Medicine definitions for ephebic
[ ĭ-fē′bĭk ]
Of or relating to the period of puberty or adolescence.
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