Ephesians

[ ih-fee-zhuh nz ]
/ ɪˈfi ʒənz /
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noun (used with a singular verb)

a book of the New Testament, written by Paul. Abbreviation: Eph., Ephes., Ephs.

Definition for ephesians (2 of 2)

Ephesian

[ ih-fee-zhuh n ]
/ ɪˈfi ʒən /

adjective

of or relating to Ephesus.

noun

a native or inhabitant of Ephesus.

Origin of Ephesian

1350–1400; Middle English Effesian < Latin Ephesi(us) (< Greek Ephésios) + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for ephesians (1 of 2)

Ephesians

/ (ɪˈfiːʒənz) /

noun

(functioning as singular) a book of the New Testament (in full The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Ephesians), containing an exposition of the divine plan for the world and the consummation of this in Christ

British Dictionary definitions for ephesians (2 of 2)

Ephesian

/ (ɪˈfiːʒən) /

adjective

of or relating to Ephesus

noun

an inhabitant or native of Ephesus
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Word Origin and History for ephesians

Ephesians


n.

New Testament epistle, late 14c., addressed to Christian residents of the Greek city of Ephesus, in what is now western Turkey.

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