or dec·a·logue, Dec·a·log, dec·a·log

[dek-uh-lawg, -log]


Ten Commandments. Ex. 20:2–17.

Origin of Decalogue

1350–1400; Middle English decalog < Late Latin decalogus < Medieval Greek, Greek dekálogos. See deca-, -logue Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for decalogue



another name for the Ten Commandments

Word Origin for Decalogue

C14: from Church Latin decalogus, from Greek, from deka ten + logos word

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Word Origin and History for decalogue



"Ten Commandments," late 14c., from Middle French decalogue, from Latin decalogus, from Greek, from the phrase hoi deka logoi used to translate "Ten Commandments" in Septuagint.

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