antilegomena

[ an-ti-luh-gom-uh-nuh ]
/ ˌæn tɪ ləˈgɒm ə nə /

noun (used with a singular verb)

a group of books in the New Testament, generally held to be uncanonical by the early church.
Compare homologumena.

Origin of antilegomena

1840–50; < Greek: things spoken against, neuter plural of antilegómenos (passive present participle of antilégein to speak against), equivalent to anti- anti- + lego- speak + -menos passive present participle suffix
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