Pronunciation: (ē'frē-um, ē'frum; for 4 also ef'rum), [key]
1. the younger son of Joseph. Gen. 41:52.
2. the tribe of Israel traditionally descended from him. Gen. 48:1.
3. the Biblical kingdom of the Hebrews in N Palestine, including ten of the twelve tribes. Cf. Judah (def. 3).
4. a male given name.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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