teraph


teraph

plural noun, singular ter·aph [teruh f] /ˈtɛr əf/.

  1. idols or images reverenced by the ancient Hebrews and kindred peoples, apparently as household gods.

noun plural -aphim (-əfɪm)

  1. Old Testament any of various small household gods or images venerated by ancient Semitic peoples. (Genesis 31:19–21; I Samuel 19:13–16)

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