: a biblical land of uncertain location but reputedly rich in gold

Word History

Etymology

Hebrew Ōphīr

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Ophir was in the 14th century

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“Ophir.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ophir. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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