noun Ec·cle·si·as·tes \i-ˌklē-zē-ˈa-(ˌ)stēz, e-ˌklē-\

Definition of Ecclesiastes

  1. :  a book of wisdom literature in canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture — see bible table

Origin and Etymology of ecclesiastes

Greek Ekklēsiastēs, literally, preacher (translation of Hebrew qōheleth), from ekklēsiastēs member of an assembly, from ekklēsia

First Known Use: 14th century

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