a translation into Greek of the Hebrew Scriptures made in the 3d and 2d cent.
Origin of Septuagintfrom Classical Latin septuaginta, seventy: because of the ancient tradition that it was completed in 70 (or 72) days by 72 Palestinian Jews for Ptolemy II of Egyptian
A Greek version of the Hebrew Scriptures that dates from the 3rd century BC, containing both a translation of the Hebrew and additional and variant material, regarded as the standard form of the Old Testament in the early Christian Church and still canonical in the Eastern Orthodox Church.
Origin of SeptuagintLatin septuāgintā seventy (from the traditional number of its translators) septem seven ; see sept&mlowring; in Indo-European roots. -gintā ten times ; see dek&mlowring; in Indo-European roots.