Ephraim

noun Ephra·im \ ˈē-frē-əm \

Definition of Ephraim

: a son of Joseph and the traditional eponymous ancestor of one of the tribes of Israel

Origin and Etymology of ephraim

Hebrew Ephrayim


Ephraim

geographical name Ephra·im \ ˈē-frē-əm \

Definition of Ephraim

1 or Mount Ephraim hilly region of ancient Palestine; now in the West Bank
2 — see israel 2

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