ancient Greek city in W Asia Minor, near what is now Izmir, Turkey: site of a large temple of Artemis (c. 550 – 260)
An ancient city of Greek Asia Minor in present-day western Turkey. Its temple, dedicated to Artemis, or in Roman times Diana, was one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Saint Paul visited the city on his missionary journeys.
From Ancient Greek Ἔφεσος (Ephesos, “Ephesus”).