aphasauas [aphsus]

Aphasauas - Ephesus
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𐤀𐤐𐤎𐤅𐤎, apasaýas, afasaýas

The word aphasauas (𐤀𐤐𐤎𐤅𐤎) or “Ephesus” is an ancient Greek or 𐤉𐤅𐤍 (Yauan) city on the coast of Ionia, three kilometers southwest of present-day Selçuk in İzmir Province, Turkey. It was built in the 10th century BC (2925 A.M. ― 3025 A.M.) on the site of the former Arzawan capital by Attic and Ionian Greek colonists. During the Classical Greek era, it was one of the twelve cities of the Ionian League. The city came under the control of the Roman Republic in 129 BC (3796 A.M.).

The Paleo-Hebrew language or the original language of the Ābarayam is one spoken with an emphasis on the rauakh (breath, wind, spirit). With the language of the Ābarayam, each letter has a meaning and a number associated with it that adds meaning to each word they’re used with. Below you will be able to learn more about the letter in Ancient Hebrew, Yiddish Hebrew, Greek, and much more.

Letter Meanings

𐤀 (a) – ahOx, strength, leader
Prefix: Turns word into first-person
𐤐 (ph) – phamouth, word, speak, edge, sword, scatter, blow
𐤎 (s) – sashield, pierce, sharp, support, prop, hate, hand on staff
𐤅 (u) – ua [ýa]and, nail, tent peg, hook, to secure, connect, Messiah
𐤎 (s) – sashield, pierce, sharp, support, prop, hate, hand on staff
Sufix: Marks the possessive form of nouns used for people.
Suffix: Marks plural form of nouns that don’ end in 𐤌 (mayam) or (nauan).
Ābarayat Number207 = 1 (a) + 80 (ph) + 60 (s) + 6 (u) + 60 (s)
Hebrew Gematria
English Gematria
Simple Gematria

Based on the meaning of the letters the word could be defined as:

  • “strength of sword to pierce a nail to shield”
  • “strength of word to support Messiah shield (protection)”
  • “strength to scatter hate of Messiah of shield (protection)”

Definitions for 𐤀𐤐𐤎𐤅𐤎 / aphasauas


A coastal city, the capital of the Roman (Adauamay and Katay) province Asayah.


An ancient city in W Asia Minor, S of Smyrna (Izmir).
The famous temple of Artemis, or Diana; early Christian community.


A coastal city, the capital of the Roman province of Asia.




Ephesus, a coastal city, the capital of the Roman province of Asia.

The Temple of Artemis

The city was famed for the nearby Temple of Artemis (Ānat), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Among many other monumental buildings are the Library of Celsus and a theatre capable of holding 25,000 spectators. The Temple of Artemis (Ānat) or Artemision is also known as the Temple of Diana (Ānat) and was a Greek (Yauan) temple dedicated to an ancient, local form of the goddess Artemis (Ānat) [associated with Diana, a Roman goddess (a Adauamay and Katay alah)].

It was completely rebuilt twice, once after a devastating flood and three hundred years later after an act of arson, and in its final form was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. By 401 AD (4326 ) it had been ruined or destroyed. The earliest version of the temple (a temenos) antedated the Ionic immigration by many years, and dates to the Bronze Age. Callimachus, in his Hymn to Artemis (Ānat), attributed it to the Amazons.

Historical Scriptures

𐤀𐤐𐤎𐤅𐤎 (Aphasauas) was one of the seven churches of 𐤀𐤎𐤉𐤄 (Asayah) that are cited in the Book of 𐤂𐤋𐤄 (Galah). The Gospel of 𐤉𐤅𐤇𐤍𐤍 (Yauakhanan) may have been written here. The city was the site of several 5th-century Christian Councils (Council of Ephesus).

The city was destroyed by the 𐤂𐤅𐤕𐤉 (Gauatay) aka Goths in 263 AD (4188 ), and although rebuilt, the city’s importance as a commercial center declined as the harbor was slowly silted up by the Küçükmenderes River. It was partially destroyed by an earthquake in 614 AD (4539 ). The ruins of the city are a favorite international and local tourist attraction, partly owing to their easy access from Adnan Menderes Airport or from the cruise ship port of Kuşadası to the South.

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Definitions for 𐤀𐤐𐤎𐤅𐤎𐤉 / aphasauasay

When adding the 𐤉 (yad) to the end of a word, it creates a possessive of the original word. It can either signify “my…” or identify a member of a nation. For example, 𐤏𐤁𐤓 (Ābar) is the progenitor, but 𐤏𐤁𐤓𐤉 (Ābaray) is the singular descendant of him also known as a Hebrew.

Ābarayat 𐤀𐤐𐤎𐤅𐤎𐤉aphasauasayaw-fasa-oosey

A citizen of Aphasauas.


of or relating to Ephesus.
a native or inhabitant of Ephesus.


A citizen of Ephesus.


absent, away, truant, wanting


Being of Ephesus.

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Definitions for 𐤀𐤐𐤎𐤅𐤎𐤉𐤌 / aphasauasayam

When adding the 𐤌 (mayam) after the 𐤉 (yad) to the end of a word, it creates a plural of the original word. It can identify multiple members of a nation. For example, 𐤏𐤁𐤓 (Ābar) is the progenitor, but 𐤏𐤁𐤓𐤉𐤌 (Ābarayam) are the plural descendants of him also known as Hebrews.

Ābarayat 𐤀𐤐𐤎𐤅𐤎𐤉𐤌aphasauasayamaw-fasa-oos-yawm

Citizens of Aphasauas.


of or relating to Ephesus.
native or inhabitants of Ephesus.


A citizen of Ephesus.




Ephesian, of Ephesus.

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Definitions for 𐤀𐤐𐤎𐤅𐤎𐤉𐤕 / aphasauasayat

When adding the (tau) after the 𐤉 (yad) to the end of a word, it creates a plural of the original word. It identifies the language or a sign of a nation’s existence. For example, 𐤏𐤁𐤓 (Ābar) is the progenitor, but 𐤏𐤁𐤓𐤉𐤕 (Ābarayat) is the language of him also known as Paleo-Hebrew language.

Ābarayat 𐤀𐤐𐤎𐤅𐤎𐤉𐤕aphasauasayataw-fasa-oos-yawt

Language of Aphasauas.


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You can continue your studies of the words by viewing Strong’s entries for:

  • Arauakah Ābarayat #337
  • Strong’s Hebrew #
  • Strong’s Greek Concordance #2181

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