Ecclesiastes[e klē′zē as′tēz′, i-]
The biblical book of Ecclesiastes.
Bible a book of teachings, written as if by Solomon: abbrev. Eccles, Eccl, or Ec
Origin of EcclesiastesEcclesiastical Late Latin ; from Classical Greek ekklēsiastēs, member of an ecclesia (see ecclesia): used in Septuagint for Classical Hebrew (language) kohelet, he who calls together an assembly ; from kahal, assembly
noun(used with a sing. verb)
See Table at Bible.
Origin of EcclesiastesLate Latin Ecclēsiastēs, from Greek Ekklēsiastēs, preacher (translation of Hebrew qōhelet), from ekklēsiastēs, a member of the ecclesia, from ekklēsiā, ecclesia; see ecclesia.
- (biblical) A book in the Old Testament of the Bible. Sometimes abbreviated as Eccl. or Eccles.
OriginSee also: Ecclesiasticus
Latin Ecclesiastes, from Ancient Greek according Septuaginta Ἐκκλησιαστής