Septuagint meaning

sĕpto͝o-ə-jĭnt, sĕp-to͝oə-jənt, -tyo͝o-
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.
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A translation into Greek of the Hebrew Scriptures made in the 3d and 2d cent.
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Origin of septuagint

  • Latin septuāgintā seventy (from the traditional number of its translators) septem seven septm̥ in Indo-European roots -gintā ten times dekm̥ in Indo-European roots

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