- 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
- 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
- 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 Vulgata, from Late Latin vulgata (editi&omacron;), popular (edition), from Latin, feminine past participle of vulgare, to make known to all, from vulgus, the common people.
From Latin versio vulgata (“edition in vernacular language")