Abraham's bosom

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From translation of Late Latin sinus Abrahae, from translation of Ancient Greek κόλπος (kólpos) Ἀβραάμ (Abraám).

Noun[edit]

Abraham's bosom (uncountable)

  1. (Christianity) The waiting place for the faithful dead between the crucifixion and the resurrection of Christ; paradise. [First attested prior to 1150.][1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 7