Ecclesiasticus

noun

Ec·​cle·​si·​as·​ti·​cus i-ˌklē-zē-ˈa-sti-kəs How to pronounce Ecclesiasticus (audio)
e-ˌklē-
: a didactic book included in the Protestant Apocrypha and as Sirach in the Roman Catholic canon of the Old Testament

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from Late Latin Ecclēsiasticus, probably short for liber ecclēsiasticus "church book" (from its use in church readings) — more at ecclesiastic entry 1

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Ecclesiasticus was in the 14th century

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“Ecclesiasticus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ecclesiasticus. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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Ecclesiasticus

noun
Ec·​cle·​si·​as·​ti·​cus ik-ˌlē-zē-ˈas-ti-kəs How to pronounce Ecclesiasticus (audio)
e-ˌklē-
: a didactic book included in the Protestant Apocrypha and as Sirach in the Roman Catholic canon of the Old Testament see bible

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