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antilegomena

[an-ti-luh-gom-uh-nuh]
noun (used with a singular verb)
  1. a group of books in the New Testament, generally held to be uncanonical by the early church.
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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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Historical Examples of antilegomena

  • The grounds on which each of the disputed books—Antilegomena, chap.

    Companion to the Bible

    E. P. Barrows

  • The inventive minds of scholars designated a group of writings in the Alexandrian canon as "Antilegomena."