Biblia pauperum

plural noun Bi·blia pau·pe·rum \ˈbi-blē-(ˌ)ä-ˈpau̇-pə-ˌru̇m, -blē-ə-, -ˈpȯ-pə-rəm\

Definition of Biblia pauperum

  1. :  one of a class of biblical picture books that depicted important scriptural events and were used in medieval and somewhat later times as a means of instructing large numbers of people in the Christian faith

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Origin and Etymology of biblia pauperum

New Latin, literally, Bible of the poor

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