antilegomena

[an-ti-luh-gom-uh-nuh]
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noun (used with a singular verb)

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

Nearby words

  1. antihuman globulin,
  2. antihydrogen,
  3. antihypertensive,
  4. antiknock,
  5. antikythera,
  6. antilepton,
  7. antilife,
  8. antilithic,
  9. antilles,
  10. antilles current

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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