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textus receptus

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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.

Etymologies

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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