- a Latin version of the Bible prepared by St. Jerome in the 4th cent., authorized as the official biblical text of the Roman Catholic Church
- [v-] the vernacular, or common speech
Origin of VulgateMedieval Latin vulgata (editio), popular (edition) from Classical Latin vulgatus, common, usual, origin, originally past participle of vulgare, to make common from vulgus: see vulgar
- of or in the Vulgate
- [v-] commonly accepted; popular; specif., of or in the vernacular, or common speech
- The common speech of a people; the vernacular.
- A widely accepted text or version of a work.
- Vulgate The Latin edition or translation of the Bible made by Saint Jerome at the end of the fourth century AD, now used in a revised form as the Roman Catholic authorized version.
Origin of vulgateMedieval Latin Vulgāta from Late Latin vulgāta (editiō) popular (edition) from Latin feminine past participle of vulgāre to make known to all from vulgus the common people
From Latin versio vulgata (“edition in vernacular language")