deu·​tero·​ca·​non·​i·​cal ˌdü-tə-rō-kə-ˈnä-ni-kəl How to pronounce deuterocanonical (audio)
 also  ˌdyü-
: of, relating to, or constituting the books of Scripture contained in the Septuagint but not in the Hebrew canon

Word History


New Latin deuterocanonicus, from deuter- + Late Latin canonicus canonical

First Known Use

1684, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of deuterocanonical was in 1684

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Cite this Entry

“Deuterocanonical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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