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Ephesus

Greek city in ancient Asia Minor, center of worship for Artemis, Latinized form of Greek Ephesos, traditionally derived from ephoros "overseer," in reference to its religious significance, but this might be folk etymology. Related: Ephesine.

updated on September 02, 2014

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Definitions of Ephesus from WordNet

Ephesus (n.)
an ancient Greek city on the western shore of Asia Minor in what is now Turkey; site of the Temple of Artemis; was a major trading center and played an important role in early Christianity;
Ephesus (n.)
the third ecumenical council in 431 which declared Mary as mother of God and condemned Pelagius;
Synonyms: Council of Ephesus
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