Scripture meaning

skrĭpchər
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Scripture is the sacred writings of a religion.

For Christians, the Bible and the words of Christ are an example of scripture.

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A statement regarded as authoritative.
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The writings collected as the Bible.
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(proper) The Christian Bible; Old and New Testaments.
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The Adi Granth.
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A Bible passage.
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(proper) The sacred writings of the Jews, identical with the Old Testament of the Christians.
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The primary scripture in Zoroastrianism is the Avesta.

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The Veda.
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(by extension) An authoritative statement.
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(obs.) Anything written.
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The Aqdas.
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The Hebrew Tanakh.
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The Book of Shadows.
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The Raelian Sensual Meditation.
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The Poetic Edda.
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The religious text of a given religion.
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The Old and New Testaments of the Christian Bible.
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Origin of scripture

  • Middle English from Late Latin scrīptūra from Latin act of writing from scrīptus past participle of scrībere to write skrībh- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Latin scrÄ«ptÅ«ra (“a writing, scripture"), from scrÄ«ptum, the supine of scrÄ«bō (“I write").

    From Wiktionary