antilegomena

plural noun, often capitalized
an·​ti·​le·​gom·​e·​na

Definition of antilegomena

: the books of the New Testament whose canonicity was for a time in dispute — compare homologoumena

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History and Etymology for antilegomena

Greek, from neuter plural of antilegomenos, present participle passive of antilegein to speak against, from anti- anti- entry 1 + legein to speak

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“Antilegomena.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antilegomena. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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