from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See Table at Bible.
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- proper n. A book in the Old Testament and Apocrypha of the Bible. Sometimes abbreviated as Ecclus.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A book of the Apocrypha.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The name in the Latin version of the Bible, and the alternative name in the English Apocrypha, of the book called in the Septuagint “The Wisdom of Jesus, the Son of Sirach,” included in the canon of the Old Testament by the Roman Catholic and Greek churches, but regarded as apocryphal by Jews and Protestants, though occasionally read in the Anglican Church.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an Apocryphal book mainly of maxims (resembling Proverbs in that respect)
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