di·​a·​tes·​sa·​ron ˌdī-ə-ˈte-sə-rən How to pronounce diatessaron (audio)
: a harmony of the four Gospels edited and arranged into a single connected narrative

Word History


Greek (Euangelion) dia tessarōn, literally, Gospel out of four, from dia through, out of + tessarōn, genitive of tessares four — more at dia-, four

First Known Use

1803, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of diatessaron was in 1803

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“Diatessaron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diatessaron. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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