eph·​od ˈe-ˌfäd How to pronounce ephod (audio) ˈē- How to pronounce ephod (audio)
: a linen apron worn in ancient Hebrew rites
especially : a vestment for the high priest
: an ancient Hebrew instrument of priestly divination

Word History


Middle English, from Late Latin, from Hebrew ēphōdh

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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“Ephod.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ephod. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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