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Epheʹsian

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A jovial companion; a thief; a roysterer. A pun on the verb to pheese—A-pheeze-ian. Pheeze is to flatter.

“It is thine host, thine Ephesian, calls.”


Shakespeare: Merry Wives of Windsor, iv. 5.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Enthusiast
Entire
Entre Nous (French)
Entrée (To have the)
Entremets [arn-tre-may]
Eolian
Eolus
Epact
Epergne
Ephebi
Ephesian
Ephesian Letters
Ephialtes
Ephialtes
Ephori or Ephors
Epic
Epicure
Epicurean
Epicuros. (Latin form, Epicurus.)
Epi-demic
Epigram