Bible a book of teachings, written as if by Solomon: abbrev. Eccles, Eccl, or Ec
Origin of EcclesiastesEcclesiastical Late Latin from Classical Greek ekkl?siast?s, member of an ecclesia (see ecclesia): used in Septuagint for Classical Hebrew (language) kohelet, he who calls together an assembly from kahal, assembly
nounused with a sing. verb
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