teraphim

[ ter-uh-fim ]
/ ˈtɛr ə fɪm /

plural noun, singular ter·aph [ter-uh f] /ˈtɛr əf/.

idols or images reverenced by the ancient Hebrews and kindred peoples, apparently as household gods.

Origin of teraphim

1350–1400; < Hebrew tərāphīm; replacing Middle English theraphym < Late Latin theraphim (Vulgate) < Greek theraphín (Septuagint) < Hebrew, as above
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