pseudepigrapha

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Examples
  • The Περὶ Κόσμου of Pseudo-Aristotle.
  • De unius in re publica dominatione by Pseudo-Plutarch.
  • The Liber Antiquitatum Biblicarum by Pseudo-Philo.
  • The Liber fornacum of Pseudo-Geber.
  • The Psalms of Solomon by Pseudo-Solomon.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌs(j)uː.dəˈpɪ.ɡɹə.fə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌsuː.dəˈpɪ.ɡɹə.fə/

Noun[edit]

pseudepigrapha pl (plural only)

  1. Writings falsely ascribed to famous persons (historical or mythical) to lend them greater legitimacy. They were typically composed many centuries after the ostensible author had died.
    • 1906, Henry Barclay Swete, “Authorship”, in The Apocalypse of St. John: the Greek text with introd., notes and indices[1], Macmillan, page clxx:
      The Jewish pseudepigrapha bear the names of Old Testament patriarchs, kings, or prophets.

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