from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The common speech of a people; the vernacular.
- n. A widely accepted text or version of a work.
- n. The Latin edition or translation of the Bible made by Saint Jerome at the end of the fourth century A.D., now used in a revised form as the Roman Catholic authorized version.
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- n. the vernacular language of a people
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An ancient Latin version of the Scripture, and the only version which the Roman Church admits to be authentic; -- so called from its common use in the Latin Church.
- adj. Of or pertaining to the Vulgate, or the old Latin version of the Scriptures.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Common; general; popular.
- [capitalized] Of or pertaining to the Vulgate, or old Latin version of the Scriptures.
- n. The Latin version of the Scriptures accepted as the authorized version of the Roman Catholic Church.
- n. The vulgar or popular tongue; the vernacular.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the Latin edition of the Bible translated from Hebrew and Greek mainly by St. Jerome at the end of the 4th century; as revised in 1592 it was adopted as the official text for the Roman Catholic Church
Medieval Latin Vulgāta, from Late Latin vulgāta (editiō), popular (edition), from Latin, feminine past participle of vulgāre, to make known to all, from vulgus, the common people.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)