[ soo-duh-pig-ruh-fuh ]
/ ˌsu dəˈpɪg rə fə /
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noun (used with a plural verb)
certain writings (other than the canonical books and the Apocrypha) professing to be Biblical in character.
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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
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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
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