/ (tɛf) /
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an annual grass, Eragrostis abyssinica, of NE Africa, grown for its grain
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Word Origin for tef
C18: from Amharic tēf
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Tephrite, tef′rīt, n. a name applied to certain modern volcanic rocks.
Egypt is divided between several princes, including Tef-nekht, father of Bak-en-ran-ef.Early Israel and the Surrounding Nations|Archibald Sayce