Definition of scripture in English:

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scripture

Pronunciation: /ˈskripCHər/

noun

(often Scripture or Scriptures)
1The sacred writings of Christianity contained in the Bible: passages of scripture the fundamental teachings of the Scriptures
More example sentences
  • It is difficult to find a Father who does not quote the Apocrypha and treat it as Scripture.
  • The terms ‘Trinity’ and ‘persons’ as related to the Godhead, while not found in the Scriptures, are words in harmony with Scripture.
  • We read in Scripture that truth is an attribute of God (Jeremiah 10:10; John 1:14; 14:6; 17:3), and that God speaks truthfully - that is, He does not lie.
1.1The sacred writings of another religion.
Example sentences
  • It is standard Islamic belief that all holy scriptures except the Qur'an have been altered from their original forms over time.
  • Hindu scripture is overwhelmingly written in Sanskrit.
  • The Pauranas are called Dharma Shastras, scriptures on Dharma, how to live a righteous life.

Origin

Middle English: from Latin scriptura 'writings', from script- 'written', from the verb scribere.

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  • Latin scribere ‘to write’ is the source of scripture, literally ‘writings’, of scribe (Middle English) and inscribe (Late Middle English); script (Late Middle English) ‘something written’ and scribble (Late Middle English) ‘little writing’.

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Syllabification: scrip·ture

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