biblia abiblia

plural noun (1)
bi·​blia a·​bi·​blia | \ ¦bi-blē-ə-(ˈ)ā-¦bi-blē-ə\

Definition of biblia abiblia

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: volumes of no humanist interest or worth

Biblia pauperum

plural noun (2)
Bi·​blia pau·​pe·​rum | \ ˈbi-blē-(ˌ)ä-ˈpau̇-pə-ˌru̇m, -blē-ə-, -ˈpȯ-pə-rəm\

Definition of Biblia pauperum (Entry 2 of 2)

: one of a class of biblical picture books that depicted important scriptural events and were used in medieval and somewhat later times as a means of instructing large numbers of people in the Christian faith

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History and Etymology for biblia abiblia

Plural noun (1)

New Latin, books that are no books

Plural noun (2)

New Latin, literally, Bible of the poor

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