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Septuagint

Septuagint

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

Definition of SEPTUAGINT

:  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
Sep·tu·a·gin·tal \(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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