Song of Songs

noun phrase

: a collection of love poems forming a book in the canonical Jewish Scriptures and in the Roman Catholic canon of the Old Testament and corresponding to the Song of Solomon in the Protestant canon of the Old Testament see Bible Table

Examples of Song of Songs in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Each of these passages from the New and Old Testaments speaks to married couples about their relationships, from its origins in Genesis to the oneness articulated in the gospels to the love poetry in Song of Songs. Ashley Leath, Country Living, 26 Aug. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

translation of Hebrew shīr hashshīrīm

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Song of Songs.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Song%20of%20Songs. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

Song of Songs

: a collection of love poems forming a book in the canonical Jewish Scriptures and in the Roman Catholic canon of the Old Testament and corresponding to the Song of Solomon in the Protestant canon of the Old Testament see bible

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