Ephor Definition

ĕfôr, -ər
ephori, ephors
noun
In ancient Sparta, any of a body of five magistrates annually elected by the people of Sparta.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Ephor

Noun

Singular:
ephor
Plural:
ephors

Origin of Ephor

  • Latin ephorus from Greek ephoros from ephorān to oversee ep-, epi- epi- horān to see wer-3 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek ἔφορος (ephoros, “overseer”) (< Homeric ἐπίουρος (epiouros)), from ἐπί (epi, “over”) + ὁράω (oraō, “look”).

    From Wiktionary

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