- of or relating to Ephesus.
- a native or inhabitant of Ephesus.
Origin of Ephesian
1350–1400; Middle English Effesian < Latin Ephesi(us) (< Greek Ephésios) + -an
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Examples from the Web for ephesian
Some may have come to be leaders in that great Ephesian Church.Quiet Talks on Power
To deny the existence of Diana had no meaning in the ears of an Ephesian.The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 1 (2 vols)
Thomas De Quincey
And now I shall add Menander the Ephesian, as an additional witness.Against Apion
The scene is laid in the house of Andronicus, a wealthy Ephesian.Woman under Monasticism
It was burnt by an Ephesian, who thus desired to immortalise his name.Ruins of Ancient Cities (Vol. I of II)
- of or relating to Ephesus
- an inhabitant or native of Ephesus