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[ih-fee-zhuh n]
  1. of or relating to Ephesus.
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  1. a native or inhabitant of Ephesus.
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Origin of Ephesian

1350–1400; Middle English Effesian < Latin Ephesi(us) (< Greek Ephésios) + -an
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Examples from the Web for ephesian

Historical Examples

  • Some may have come to be leaders in that great Ephesian Church.

    Quiet Talks on Power

    S.D. Gordon

  • To deny the existence of Diana had no meaning in the ears of an Ephesian.

  • And now I shall add Menander the Ephesian, as an additional witness.

    Against Apion

    Flavius Josephus

  • The scene is laid in the house of Andronicus, a wealthy Ephesian.

  • It was burnt by an Ephesian, who thus desired to immortalise his name.

British Dictionary definitions for ephesian


  1. of or relating to Ephesus
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  1. an inhabitant or native of Ephesus
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