Origin of DeuteronomyEcclesiastical Late Latin Deuteronomium from Classical Greek Deuteronomion: see deutero- and -nomy
Origin of DeuteronomyLate Latin deuteronomium from Greek deuteronomion a second law ( from (to) deuteronomion (touto) ) ( Septuagint mistranslation of Hebrew mišnê hattôrâ hazzō't a copy of this law ) deuteros second ; see deu-1 in Indo-European roots. nomos law ; see nem- in Indo-European roots.
- The fifth of the Books of Moses in the Old Testament of the Bible, the fifth book in the Torah.
From the name which the book bears in the Septuagint (Ancient Greek Δευτερονόμιον (Deuteronomion) and in the Vulgate Latin Deuteronomium). This is based upon the erroneous Septuagint rendering of משנה התורה הזאת (mishnah ha-torah ha-zot) (xvii. 18), which grammatically can mean only "a repetition [that is, a copy] of this law," but which is rendered by the Septuagint τὸ Δευτερουόμιου τοῦτο, as though the expression meant "this repetition of the law."