teraph

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noun ter·aph \ˈter-əf\

Definition of teraph

plural

teraphim

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  1. :  an image of a Semitic household god

Origin and Etymology of teraph

Hebrew tĕrāphīm (plural in form but singular in meaning)


First Known Use: 14th century


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