ephod

noun
eph·​od | \ ˈe-ˌfäd How to pronounce ephod (audio) , ˈē- How to pronounce ephod (audio) \

Definition of ephod

1 : a linen apron worn in ancient Hebrew rites especially : a vestment for the high priest
2 : an ancient Hebrew instrument of priestly divination

First Known Use of ephod

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for ephod

Middle English, from Late Latin, from Hebrew ēphōdh

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“Ephod.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ephod. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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