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  • Apocryphal — A*poc ry*phal, a. 1. Pertaining to the Apocrypha. [1913 Webster] 2. Not canonical. Hence: Of doubtful authority; equivocal; mythic; fictitious; spurious; false. [1913 Webster] The passages . . . are, however, in part from apocryphal or fictitious …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • apocryphal — [ə pä′krəfəl] adj. 1. of doubtful authorship or authenticity 2. not genuine; spurious; counterfeit 3. [A ] of or like the Apocrypha SYN. FICTITIOUS …   English World dictionary

  • apocryphal — [[t]əpɒ̱krɪf(ə)l[/t]] ADJ An apocryphal story is one which is probably not true or did not happen, but which may give a true picture of someone or something. This may well be an apocryphal story... There is a story, probably apocryphal, about a… …   English dictionary

  • apocryphal — a|poc|ry|phal [əˈpɔkrıfəl US əˈpa: ] adj [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: apocrypha works not by the claimed writer (14 21 centuries), from Late Latin, from apocryphus secret, not part of the official list of works , from Greek, from apokryptein to hide …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • apocryphal — adjective /əˈpɒkrɪfəl,əˈpɒkrəfəl,əˈpɑːkrɪfəl,əˈpɑːkrəfəl/ a) Of, or pertaining to, the Apocrypha. Many scholars consider the stories of the monk Teilo to be apocryphal. b) Of doubtful authenticity, or lacking authority; not regarded as canonical …   Wiktionary

  • APOCRYPHAL NEW TESTAMENT —    a collection of writings which the EARLY CHURCH deemed uncanonical and rejected because they did not teach ORTHODOX doctrines. In recent years APOCRYPHAL LITERATURE, such as the Gospel of Thomas, has become popular among alternate religious… …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • apocryphal — adjective an apocryphal story about a famous person or event is well known but probably not true: Washington s apocryphal phrase: Father, I cannot tell a lie …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Apocryphal New Testament — Christian writings not included in the authoritative canon of the NT which claim to be reminiscences of the life of the young Jesus and his miraculous powers, or supplements to the book of Acts about apostles who were there passed over. Several… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • apocryphal — a poc·ry·phal || fl adj. doubtful; not genuine; pertaining to the Apocrypha (Old Testament books not included in the Bible) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • apocryphal — a|poc|ry|phal [ ə pakrəfl ] adjective probably not true, but believed by a lot of people to be true …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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