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Subject: Re: english meaning and origin of the name
Author: Andy ;—)   (guest,
Date: July 1, 2005 at 12:15:55 AM
Reply to: english meaning and origin of the name by Ephesus
SCHUMACHER, Die Namen der Bibel (not a very reliable book) says:
a) permitted b) City of lust c) border, end; but he states no sources
My Greek dictionary has: "ephesis" (endeavour) from the verb "ephiemi", which can also mean "to desire" or "to permit"
The closest I can get to "lust" is "ephedomai" (to be glad).
But my "Lexikon der Alten Welt" (Carl Andresen, Hartmut Erbse and others, Düsseldorf 1965/2001) says: of pre-Greek origin (thus unknown)

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