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pseudepigraphon

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noun pseud·epig·ra·phon \ˌsü-di-ˈpi-grə-ˌfän\

Definition of pseudepigraphon

plural pseud·epig·ra·phaplay \-fə\

  1. 1 plural :  apocrypha

  2. 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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