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

  • An ancient city of Greek Asia Minor in present-day western Turkey. Its temple, dedicated to Artemis, or in Roman times Diana, was one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Saint Paul visited the city on his missionary journeys.

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  • proper n. A city of ancient Anatolia, in what is now Turkey.

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  • n. an ancient Greek city on the western shore of Asia Minor in what is now Turkey; site of the Temple of Artemis; was a major trading center and played an important role in early Christianity
  • n. the third ecumenical council in 431 which declared Mary as mother of God and condemned Pelagius

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek Ἔφεσος (Ephesos, "Ephesus"). (Wiktionary)

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