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Noun: Ephesus  e-fi-sus
  1. The third ecumenical council in 431 which declared Mary as mother of God and condemned Pelagius
    - Council of Ephesus
  2. 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 centre and played an important role in early Christianity

Type of: city, ecumenical council, metropolis, urban center [US], urban centre [Brit, Cdn]

Part of: Anatolia, Asia Minor

Encyclopedia: Ephesus, Georgia