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vulgate


noun

  1. the Latin version of the Bible, prepared chiefly by Saint Jerome at the end of the 4th century a.d., and used as the authorized version of the Roman Catholic Church.
  2. (lowercase) any commonly recognized text or version of a work.

adjective

  1. of or relating to the Vulgate.
  2. (lowercase) commonly used or accepted; common.

noun

  1. a commonly recognized text or version
  2. everyday or informal speech; the vernacular

adjective

  1. generally accepted; common

noun

    1. (from the 13th century onwards) the fourth-century version of the Bible produced by Jerome, partly by translating the original languages, and partly by revising the earlier Latin text based on the Greek versions
    2. (as modifier)the Vulgate version
n.

c.1600, Latin translation of the Bible, especially that completed in 405 by St. Jerome (c.340-420), from Medieval Latin Vulgata, from Late Latin vulgata “common, general, ordinary, popular” (in vulgata editio “popular edition”), from Latin vulgata, fem. past participle of vulgare “make common or public,” from vulgus “the common people” (see vulgar). So called because the translations made the book accessible to the common people of ancient Rome.

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