pseudepigraphon


pseud·epig·ra·phon

noun \ˌsü-di-ˈpi-grə-ˌfän\
plural pseud·epig·ra·pha\-fə\

Definition of PSEUDEPIGRAPHON

1
plural :  apocrypha
2
:  any of various pseudonymous or anonymous Jewish religious writings of the period 200 b.c. to a.d. 200; especially :  one of such writings (as the Psalms of Solomon) not included in any canon of biblical Scripture —usually used in plural

Origin of PSEUDEPIGRAPHON

New Latin, singular of pseudepigrapha, from Greek, neuter plural of pseudepigraphos falsely inscribed, from pseud- + epigraphein to inscribe — more at epigram
First Known Use: 1692

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