pseudepigraphon

noun
pseud·​epig·​ra·​phon | \ ˌsü-di-ˈpi-grə-ˌfän How to pronounce pseudepigraphon (audio) \
plural pseudepigrapha\ ˌsü-​di-​ˈpi-​grə-​fə How to pronounce pseudepigraphon (audio) \

Definition of pseudepigraphon

1 pseudepigrapha plural : apocrypha
2 : any of various pseudonymous or anonymous Jewish religious writings of the period 200 b.c. to a.d. 200 especially : one of such writings (such as the Psalms of Solomon) not included in any canon of biblical Scripture usually used in plural

First Known Use of pseudepigraphon

1692, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for pseudepigraphon

New Latin, singular of pseudepigrapha, from Greek, neuter plural of pseudepigraphos falsely inscribed, from pseud- + epigraphein to inscribe — more at epigram

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“Pseudepigraphon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pseudepigraphon. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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