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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A native or inhabitant of ancient Ephesus.
  • adjective Of or relating to ancient Ephesus or its people, language, or culture.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • noun A native or an inhabitant of Ephesus: as, the epistle of Paul to the Ephesians.
  • noun A boon companion; a jolly fellow.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of, from, or pertaining to, Ephesus
  • noun Someone from Ephesus
  • noun obsolete A jolly companion; a roisterer.

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

  • adjective of or relating to ancient Ephesus or its people or language or culture
  • noun a resident of the ancient Greek city of Ephesus

Etymologies

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

[From Latin Ephesiī, inhabitants of Ephesus, from Greek Ephesioi, from Ephesos, Ephesus.]

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