[ee-free-uh-mahyt, ee-fruh-mit]


a member of the tribe of Ephraim.
an inhabitant of the northern kingdom of Israel.


Also E·phra·i·mit·ic [ee-free-uh-mit-ik, ee-fruh-mit-] /ˈi fri əˈmɪt ɪk, ˌi frəˈmɪt-/. of or relating to the tribe of Ephraim or the Ephraimites.

Origin of Ephraimite

First recorded in 1605–15; Ephraim + -ite1
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a member of the tribe of Ephraim
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