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



    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 Originlate Middle English: from ecclesiastical Latin apocrypha (scripta) ‘hidden (writings)’, from Greek apokruphos, from apokruptein ‘hide away’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: apocrypha