Origin of Vulgate
Examples from the Web for vulgate
The sense of the word as implying a compulsory service is shown in the Vulgate of Matt.The English Village Community|Frederic Seebohm
He prepared the Latin translation of the Bible known as the Vulgate.Browning's Shorter Poems|Robert Browning
Notwithstanding this decision in favour of the Vulgate, there was room left for partial uncertainty.
The art of printing is invented and the Vulgate, a Latin Bible, is the first book printed.The Choctaw Freedmen|Robert Elliott Flickinger
They still really did believe, through thick and thin, that the Latin of the Vulgate and the Schoolmen was the sacred language.The Oxford Reformers|Frederic Seebohm
- (from the 13th century onwards) the fourth-century version of the Bible produced by Jerome, partly by translating the original languages, and partly by revising the earlier Latin text based on the Greek versions
- (as modifier)the Vulgate version
Word Origin for Vulgate
c.1600, Latin translation of the Bible, especially that completed in 405 by St. Jerome (c.340-420), from Medieval Latin Vulgata, from Late Latin vulgata "common, general, ordinary, popular" (in vulgata editio "popular edition"), from Latin vulgata, fem. past participle of vulgare "make common or public," from vulgus "the common people" (see vulgar). So called because the translations made the book accessible to the common people of ancient Rome.