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Deuteronomy

[ doo-tuh-ron-uh-mee, dyoo- ]
/ ˌdu təˈrɒn ə mi, ˌdyu- /
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noun

the fifth book of the Pentateuch, containing a second statement of the Mosaic law. Abbreviation: Deut.

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Origin of Deuteronomy

<Late Latin Deuteronomium<Greek Deuteronómion (see deutero-, -nomy); earlier Deutronome,Middle English Deutronomie<Late Latin
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Deuteronomy
/ (ˌdjuːtəˈrɒnəmɪ) /

noun

the fifth book of the Old Testament, containing a second statement of the Mosaic Law

Derived forms of Deuteronomy

Deuteronomic (ˌdjuːtərəˈnɒmɪk), adjective

Word Origin for Deuteronomy

from Late Latin Deuteronomium, from Greek Deuteronomion; see deutero-, -nomy
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