Definition of Ephesian

1. Noun. A resident of the ancient Greek city of Ephesus.

Generic synonyms: Greek, Hellene

2. Adjective. Of or relating to ancient Ephesus or its people or language or culture.
Partainyms: Ephesus

Definition of Ephesian

1. a. Of or pertaining to Ephesus, an ancient city of Ionia, in Asia Minor.

2. n. A native of Ephesus.

Definition of Ephesian

1. Adjective. Of, from, or pertaining to, Ephesus ¹

2. Noun. Someone from Ephesus ¹

3. Noun. (obsolete) A jolly companion; a roisterer. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ephesian

Epacris impressa
Epacris obtusifolia
Epacris purpurascens
Eperythrozoon coccoides
Eperythrozoon ovis
Eperythrozoon suis
Eperythrozoon wenyoni
Ephedra sinica
Ephesian (current term)
Ephestia elutella
Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis
EpiP serine protease

Literary usage of Ephesian

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1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1910)
"The Colossian and Ephesian epistles are so closely related in thought and language that ... When this test is applied to the Colos- sian-Ephesian letters, ..."

2. The Epistle to the Ephesians by Handley Carr Glyn Moule (1891)
"23,24) that the Ephesian Epistle is an elaborate and artificial ... 18—35) a few similarities of expression to the Ephesian Epistle may be traced : a. ..."

3. The Christian Examiner (1834)
"The Burning of the Ephesian Letters. A Sermon preached in Hollis Street Church, Sunday, 8(h Dec. 1833. By JOHN PIERPONT, Minister of that Church. ..."

4. The Teachers' Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles by Francis Nathan Peloubet (1901)
"These ' Ephesian letters ' were small slips of parchment in silk bags, on which were written strange cabalistic words and sentences, mysterious and often ..."

5. Religious Cults Associated with the Amazons by Florence Bennett Anderson (1912)
"CHAPTER III Ephesian ARTEMIS The magnificent temple of which Christian ... This seems to mean that the olive of Ephesian Artemis was set up against the palm ..."

6. The Inner Life by Rufus Matthew Jones (1916)
"IV THE Ephesian GOSPEL In his fresh, impressive book, The Ephesian Gospel, Dr. Percy Gardner says that in the early period of Christianity no city, ..."

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