[ 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. Abbreviation: Sept.; Symbol: LXX
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Origin of Septuagint
First recorded in 1555–65, from Latin septuāgintā “seventy”
OTHER WORDS FROM SeptuagintSep·tu·a·gint·al, adjective
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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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