Bible Definition

bībəl
noun
The sacred book of Christianity; Old Testament and New Testament: some Roman Catholic versions also include all or part of the Apocrypha.
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The Holy Scriptures of Judaism, identical with the Old Testament of Christianity.
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A copy or particular edition of the Scriptures.
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Any collection or book of writings sacred to a religion.
The Koran is the Muslim Bible.
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Any book regarded as authoritative or official.
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pronoun

The main religious text in Christianity.

In my religion class we learn about the Bible, as well as religious texts of other religions.
Wiktionary

The analogous holy book of another religion.

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Other Word Forms of Bible

Noun

Singular:
bible
Plural:
bibles

Origin of Bible

  • English from the 14th century, from Middle Latin biblia (“book”) (reinterpreted as a feminine from earlier Latin neuter plural biblia (“books”)), from Ancient Greek βιβλία (biblia, “books”), plural of βιβλίον (biblion, “small book”), originally a diminutive of βίβλος (biblos, “book”), from βύβλος (bublos, “papyrus”) (from the ancient Phoenician city of Byblos which exported this writing material).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old French from Late Latin biblia from Greek pl. of biblion book diminutive of biblos papyrus, book from Bublos , Byblos

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old English used biblioðece (from βιβλιοθήκη) for "the Scriptures".

    From Wiktionary

  • See bible.

    From Wiktionary

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