Song of Songs

noun phrase

Definition of 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 Table

First Known Use of Song of Songs

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Song of Songs

translation of Hebrew shīr hashshīrīm

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“Song of Songs.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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