Definition of Apocrypha in English:

Apocrypha

Syllabification: A·poc·ry·pha
Pronunciation: /əˈpäkrəfə
 
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noun

[treated as singular or plural]
  • 1Biblical or related writings not forming part of the accepted canon of Scripture.
  • 1.1 (apocrypha) Writings or reports not considered genuine.
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    • The Book of Enoch influenced later Jewish apocrypha, and left marks in the New Testament and amongst the works of the early Fathers.
    • Both Jewish and Christian apocrypha helped shape the Christian imaginative repertoire throughout the Medieval period.
    • The essays that commanded my sustained attention ranged from one end of the century to the other, from the canon to the apocrypha and back.

Origin

late Middle English: from ecclesiastical Latin apocrypha (scripta) 'hidden (writings)', from Greek apokruphos, from apokruptein 'hide away'.

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