an open Bible


Proper Noun


  • A specific version, edition, translation, or copy of one of the above-mentioned texts.


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  • From Middle English bible, from Medieval Latin biblia ("book") (misinterpreted as a feminine from earlier Latin neuter plural biblia), from Ancient Greek βιβλία ("books"), plural of βιβλίον, originally a diminutive of βίβλος, from βύβλος (from the ancient Phoenician city of Byblos which exported this writing material).
  • Old English used biblioþece (from βιβλιοθήκη) and gewritu (whence English writs) for "the Scriptures".
  • From a Middle English diminutive of the given name Isabel.

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