Sep·tu·a·gint (sĕpt-ə-jĭnt′, sĕp-tə-jənt, -ty-)
A Greek version of the Hebrew Scriptures that dates from the 3rd century BC, containing both a translation of the Hebrew and additional and variant material, regarded as the standard form of the Old Testament in the early Christian Church and still canonical in the Eastern Orthodox Church.
[Latin septuāgintā, seventy (from the traditional number of its translators) : septem, seven; see sept in the Appendix of Indo-European roots + -gintā, ten times; see dek in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
Sep′tu·a·gintal (-jĭntəl) adj.
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