Ephraim

noun
Ephra·​im | \ˈē-frē-əm \

Definition of Ephraim 

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

Ephraim

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

Definition of Ephraim (Entry 2 of 2)

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

2 — see israel sense 2

First Known Use of Ephraim

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Ephraim

Noun

Hebrew Ephrayim

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