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Ephesians

[ih-fee-zhuh nz] /ɪˈfi ʒənz/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
a book of the New Testament, written by Paul.
Abbreviation: Eph., Ephes., Ephs.

Ephesian

[ih-fee-zhuh n] /ɪˈfi ʒən/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to Ephesus.
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of Ephesus.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English Effesian < Latin Ephesi(us) (< Greek Ephésios) + -an
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  • It ends with a fervent prayer for the further spiritual enrichment of the Ephesians.
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Ephesians

/ɪˈfiːʒənz/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) a book of the New Testament (in full The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Ephesians), containing an exposition of the divine plan for the world and the consummation of this in Christ

Ephesian

/ɪˈfiːʒən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Ephesus
noun
2.
an inhabitant or native of Ephesus
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Word Origin and History for Ephesians
n.

New Testament epistle, late 14c., addressed to Christian residents of the Greek city of Ephesus, in what is now western Turkey.

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