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 Eph’ial’tes (4 syl.).Eph’ori or Ephors. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Ephialtes (4 syl.).
 
The nightmare. (Greek, ephialts, an incubus; from epihallomai, to leap upon.)   1
        “Feverish symptoms all, with which those who are haunted by the night-hag, whom the learned call Ephialts, are but too well acquainted.”—Sir W Scott: The Antiquary, chap. x.
 


 Eph’ial’tes (4 syl.).Eph’ori or Ephors. 

 
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