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From the name which the book bears in the Septuagint (Ancient Greek Δευτερονόμιον ‎(Deuteronómion) and in the Vulgate Latin Deuteronomium). This is based upon the erroneous Septuagint rendering of משנה התורה הזאת ‎(mishneh ha-torah ha-zot) (xvii. 18), which grammatically can mean only "a repetition [that is, a copy] of this law," but which is rendered by the Septuagint τὸ Δευτερουόμιου τοῦτο, as though the expression meant "this repetition of the law."

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  • IPA(key): /djuːtəˈɹɒnəmi/, /dʒuːtəˈɹɒnəmi/

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  1. The fifth of the Books of Moses in the Old Testament of the Bible, the fifth book in the Torah.

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