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

 

Septuagint

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈseptjuədʒɪnt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈseptuədʒɪnt//
 
[uncountable]
 
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a Greek version of the Hebrew Bible dating from the 2nd or 3rd century BC Word Origin mid 16th cent. (originally denoting the translators themselves): from Latin septuaginta ‘seventy’, because of the tradition that it was produced, under divine inspiration, by seventy-two translators working independently.
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