protoscripture

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

proto- +‎ scripture

Noun[edit]

protoscripture (plural protoscriptures)

  1. Something which is not yet scripture, but which is becoming or will become scripture
    • 1993, William A. Graham, Beyond the written word: oral aspects of scripture in the history of religion, Cambridge University Press:
      If there is anything that can be called protoscripture, it is surely the utterances of ecstatics, prophets and seers...