- the Latin version of the Bible, prepared chiefly by Saint Jerome at the end of the 4th century a.d., and used as the authorized version of the Roman Catholic Church.
- (lowercase) any commonly recognized text or version of a work.
- of or relating to the Vulgate.
- (lowercase) commonly used or accepted; common.
Origin of Vulgate
Examples from the Web for vulgate
Historical Examples of vulgate
The translation was based, not on the Vulgate, but on the original Hebrew and Greek.History of the Moravian Church
J. E. Hutton
I'd only accept it so far as it agrees with the Vulgate and the Codices.My New Curate
It has the Bible, a Latin version called the Vulgate which it claims as its own.The Choctaw Freedmen
Robert Elliott Flickinger
The Vulgate was a very ancient version of the Bible in Latin.A Week of Instruction and Amusement,
In the Vulgate there are two psalms having the same number 10.A Source Book for Mediaeval History
Oliver J. Thatcher
- a commonly recognized text or version
- everyday or informal speech; the vernacular
- generally accepted; common
- (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.