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[ee-free-uh-mahyt, ee-fruh-mit]
  1. a member of the tribe of Ephraim.
  2. an inhabitant of the northern kingdom of Israel.
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  1. 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.
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Origin of Ephraimite

First recorded in 1605–15; Ephraim + -ite1
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Examples from the Web for ephraimite

Historical Examples

  • What had she to ask from the Ephraimite, whom she had forever refused?

    Joshua, Complete

    Georg Ebers

  • His father therefore could not have been Ahijah the prophet, who was an Ephraimite.

  • He alone possessed the needful courage and skill, and he was an Ephraimite.

  • I had stumbled upon their shibboleth, and proclaimed myself an Ephraimite, and not of Gilead.

    The Bible in Spain

    George Borrow

  • In the formation of the kingdom of Israel, an Ephraimite was the first king.

British Dictionary definitions for ephraimite


  1. a member of the tribe of Ephraim
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