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Ophir

[ oh-fer ]

noun

  1. a country of uncertain location, possibly southern Arabia or the eastern coast of Africa, from which gold and precious stones and trees were brought for Solomon. 1 Kings 10:11.


Ophir

/ ˈəʊfə /

noun

  1. Bible a region, probably situated on the SW coast of Arabia on the Red Sea, renowned, esp in King Solomon's reign, for its gold and precious stones (I Kings 9:28; 10:10)


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Ophir1

From Late Latin Ophir, from Hebrew Ōphīr, of uncertain meaning

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Example Sentences

Ophir also took a personal interest in game developers and their ambitions, as he understood the important role they play in building the experiences that drive the community.

From Digiday

All of these elements came together during a year burdened by global uncertainty and social anxiety—environments in which conspiracies thrive, Ophir said.

From Fortune

One reason Israel is so successful in the startup world, says Ophir, is because its citizens are known for speaking their minds.

Ophir, an American by birth, says he experienced a bit of a culture shock when he moved to Israel.

His best is a ballad, 'Ophir,' but he has also written some clever satires in verse.

Wouldst hear one of those fairy tales that come from the land of Ophir?

A volcano mountain, south of Ophir, is short of that in height by: 1377 feet.

There's a rumour of a stampede for a new creek, Ophir Creek they call it, away on the other side of the divide somewhere.

Jim was busy installing his hydraulic plant on Ophir Creek, and altogether we had enough to think about.

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