noun pseud·epig·ra·phon \ˌsü-di-ˈpi-grə-ˌfän\

Definition of pseudepigraphon



play \-fə\
  1. 1 pseudepigrapha plural :  apocrypha

  2. 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 (as the Psalms of Solomon) not included in any canon of biblical Scripture —usually used in plural

Origin and Etymology of pseudepigraphon

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

First Known Use: 1692

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up pseudepigraphon? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).