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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A native or inhabitant of ancient Ephesus.
  • n. See Table at Bible.
  • adj. Of or relating to ancient Ephesus or its people, language, or culture.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, from, or pertaining to, Ephesus
  • n. Someone from Ephesus
  • n. A jolly companion; a roisterer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Ephesus, an ancient city of Ionia, in Asia Minor.
  • n. A native of Ephesus.
  • n. A jolly companion; a roisterer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to Ephesus, an ancient city of Ionia on the coast of Asia Minor at the mouth of the river Caÿster, famous as the seat of a peculiar form of the worship of Artemis, for the legends of Amazons connected with this cultus, for the magnificent temple of Artemis (the Artemision or Artemisium, commonly called the temple of Diana), and as a large and important commercial city.
  • n. A native or an inhabitant of Ephesus: as, the epistle of Paul to the Ephesians.
  • n. A boon companion; a jolly fellow.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to ancient Ephesus or its people or language or culture
  • n. a resident of the ancient Greek city of Ephesus

Etymologies

From Latin Ephesiī, inhabitants of Ephesus, from Greek Ephesioi, from Ephesos, Ephesus.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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