Ephraim

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noun Ephra·im \ˈē-frē-əm\

Definition of Ephraim

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

Origin and Etymology of ephraim

Hebrew Ephrayim


First Known Use: before 12th century


Ephraim

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

Definition of Ephraim

  1. 1 or Mount Ephraim hilly region of ancient Palestine; now in the West Bank

  2. 2 — see israel 2


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