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Septuagint

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noun Sep·tu·a·gint \sep-ˈtü-ə-jənt, -ˈtyü-; ˈsep-tə-wə-ˌjint\

Definition of Septuagint

  1. :  a Greek version of the Jewish Scriptures redacted in the third and second centuries b.c. by Jewish scholars and adopted by Greek-speaking Christians

Septuagintal play \(ˌ)sep-ˌtü-ə-ˈjin-təl, -ˌtyü-; ˌsep-tə-wə-\ adjective


Origin of septuagint

Late Latin Septuaginta, from Latin, seventy, irregular from septem seven + -ginta (akin to Latin viginti twenty); from the approximate number of its translators — more at seven, vigesimal


First Known Use: 1633



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