An idol or other image of reverence and divination among the ancient Hebrews; apparently especially a kind of household god. (noun)
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Use "teraphim" in a sentence
"The readiness with which they joined in the attempt to recover the stolen articles affords a presumption that the advantages of the chapel had been open to all in the neighborhood; and the importance which Micah, like Laban, attached to his teraphim, is seen by the urgency with which he pursued the thieves, and the risk of his life in attempting to procure their restoration."
"In either case, possession of the teraphim was the prerogative of the head of household."
"The "teraphim," the etymology of which is unknown, were little portable idols which seem to have been the Lares of the ancient Hebrews."