[ sep-too-uh-jint, -tyoo-, sep-choo- ]
/ ˈsɛp tu əˌdʒɪnt, -tyu-, ˈsɛp tʃu- /


the oldest Greek version of the Old Testament, traditionally said to have been translated by 70 or 72 Jewish scholars at the request of Ptolemy II: most scholars believe that only the Pentateuch was completed in the early part of the 3rd century b.c. and that the remaining books were translated in the next two centuries.

Words related to Septuagint

Origin of Septuagint

First recorded in 1555–65, Septuagint is from the Latin word septuāgintā seventy


Sep·tu·a·gint·al, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for septuagint

/ (ˈsɛptjʊəˌdʒɪnt) /


the principal Greek version of the Old Testament, including the Apocrypha, believed to have been translated by 70 or 72 scholars

Word Origin for Septuagint

C16: from Latin septuāgintā seventy
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