from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small image or idol representing an ancient Semitic household god.
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- n. an image of a Semitic household god
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See teraphim.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A household image reverenced by the ancient Hebrews: in the Bible used only in the plural, and sometimes applied to one image.
Back-formation from teraphim, teraphim, from Hebrew tərāpîm, household gods.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)