Septuagint

 /ˈsɛptjʊəˌdʒɪnt/

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WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
Sep•tu•a•gint  (septo̅o̅ ə jint′, -tyo̅o̅-, sepcho̅o̅-), 
n. 
  1. Biblethe oldest Greek version of the Old Testament, traditionally said to have been translated by 70 or 72 Jewish scholars at the request of Ptolemy II: most scholars believe that only the Pentateuch was completed in the early part of the 3rd centuryb.c.and that the remaining books were translated in the next two centuries.
Etymology:
  • Latin septuāgintā seventy
  • 1555–65
Sep′tu•a•gintal, adj. 


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

Septuagint /ˈsɛptjʊəˌdʒɪnt/ n
  1. the principal Greek version of the Old Testament, including the Apocrypha, believed to have been translated by 70 or 72 scholars
Etymology: 16th Century: from Latin septuāgintā seventy



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