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e·phebe(ĕf′ēb′, ĭ-fēb′) also e·phe·bus (ĭ-fē′bəs)
n. pl. e·phebes also e·phe·bi (ĭ-fē′bī)
A youth between 18 and 20 years of age in ancient Greece.
[Latin ephēbus, from Greek ephēbos : ep-, epi-, epi- + hēbē, early manhood.]
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n., pl. -bi (-baɪ)
a youth of ancient Greece just entering manhood or commencing training for full Athenian citizenship.
[1885–95; < Latin; see ephebe]
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