Borrowed from New Latin Septuaginta (“Septuagint”), which is an ellipsis from earlier descriptional names like Septuaginta translatio or Septuaginta interpretes, originating in the popular belief (now considered fictitious) that the Hebrew Law was translated to Greek by septuāgintā (“seventy”) reputed scholars.
- An ancient translation of the Hebrew Bible into Greek from the third to approx. first centuries B.C.E., undertaken due to the declining knowledge of Hebrew among Alexandrian Jews.
Shortening of older Septuaginta, perhaps influenced by English.
- Alternative form of .