[ soo-duh-pig-ruh-fuh ]
/ ˌsu dəˈpɪg rə fə /
Save This Word!
noun (used with a plural verb)
certain writings (other than the canonical books and the Apocrypha) professing to be Biblical in character.
TEST YOUR MERIT ON THESE NEW WORDS IN 2021
The Dictionary added new words and definition to our vast collection, and we want to see how well-versed you are in the formally recognized new lingo. Take the quiz!
Question 1 of 8
What does JEDI stand for?
Origin of pseudepigrapha
OTHER WORDS FROM pseudepigraphapseud·ep·i·graph·ic [soo-dep-i-graf-ik], /ˌsu dɛp ɪˈgræf ɪk/, pseud·ep·i·graph·i·cal, pseud·e·pig·ra·phous, pseud·e·pig·ra·phal, adjective
Words nearby pseudepigrapha
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021
How to use pseudepigrapha in a sentence
Daniel also deals with the fate of the kingdoms of the world, but in the Apocalyptic fashion of the Pseudepigrapha.Expositor's Bible: The Book of Jeremiah|William Henry Bennett
British Dictionary definitions for pseudepigrapha
/ (ˌsjuːdɪˈpɪɡrəfə) /
various Jewish writings from the first century bc to the first century ad that claim to have been divinely revealed but which have been excluded from the Greek canon of the Old TestamentAlso called (in the Roman Catholic Church): Apocrypha
Derived forms of PseudepigraphaPseudepigraphic (ˌsjuːdɛpɪˈɡræfɪk), Pseudepigraphical or Pseudepigraphous, adjective
Word Origin for Pseudepigrapha
C17: from Greek pseudepigraphos falsely entitled, from pseudo- + epigraphein to inscribe
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012