Definition of apocrypha noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    apocrypha

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//əˈpɒkrɪfə//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈpɑːkrɪfə//
     
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  1. 1Christian religious texts that are related to the Bible but not officially considered to be part of it
  2. 2writings which are not considered to be genuine
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: from ecclesiastical Latin apocrypha (scripta) ‘hidden (writings)’, from Greek apokruphos, from apokruptein ‘hide away’.
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