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textus receptus


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The Greek text of the New Testament that became standard in printed editions from the 16th to the end of the 19th century.
  • n. The text of a written work that is generally considered genuine or original.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The succession of printed Greek texts of the New Testament which constituted the translation base for various early versions of the Bible in Western and Central Europe.


Latin, received text : textus, text + receptus, past participle of recipere, to receive.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin, meaning "received text". (Wiktionary)


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