boundary of blood, a place in the tribe of Judah where the Philistines encamped when David fought with Goliath (1 Sam. 17:1). It was probably so called as having been the scene of frequent sanguinary conflicts between Israel and the Philistines. It is called Pas-dammim (1 Chr. 11:13). It has been identified with the modern Beit Fased, i.e., “house of bleeding”, near Shochoh (q.v.).
[ih-fee-zhuh n] /ɪˈfi ʒən/ adjective 1. of or relating to Ephesus. noun 2. a native or inhabitant of Ephesus. /ɪˈfiːʒən/ adjective 1. of or relating to Ephesus noun 2. an inhabitant or native of Ephesus
[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. [ih-fee-zhuh n] /ɪˈfi ʒən/ adjective 1. of or relating to Ephesus. noun 2. a native or inhabitant of Ephesus. /ɪˈfiːʒənz/ noun 1. (functioning as sing) a book of the New Testament […]
[ef-uh-suh s] /ˈɛf ə səs/ noun 1. an ancient city in W Asia Minor, S of Smyrna (Izmir): famous temple of Artemis, or Diana; early Christian community. /ˈɛfɪsəs/ noun 1. (in ancient Greece) a major trading city on the W coast of Asia Minor: famous for its temple of Artemis (Diana); sacked by the Goths […]
n. nightmare or demon that causes nightmares, c.1600, from Greek Ephialtes, name of a demon supposed to cause nightmares; the ancient explanation is that it was from ephallesthai “to leap upon,” but OED finds “considerable” phonological difficulties with this.