pseud·​epig·​ra·​phy ˌsü-di-ˈpi-grə-fē How to pronounce pseudepigraphy (audio)
: the ascription of false names of authors to works

Word History


Greek pseudepigraphos

First Known Use

circa 1842, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pseudepigraphy was circa 1842

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“Pseudepigraphy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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