Definition of ephod in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈiːfɒd/
Pronunciation: /ˈɛfɒd/


(In ancient Israel) a sleeveless garment worn by Jewish priests.
Example sentences
  • Samuel is portrayed as an excellent servant who ‘was ministering before the Lord, a boy wearing a linen ephod’.
  • Like the jewels in the ephod and the breastplate, we are precious in the eyes of God the Father and of God the Son.
  • And Doeg the Edomite turned, and he fell upon the priests, and slew on that day fourscore and five persons that did wear a linen ephod.


Late Middle English: from Hebrew 'ēp̱ōḏ.

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