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From the Latin spuria, the nominative neuter plural form of spurius, whence spurious; compare trivia.

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spuria pl (plural only)

  1. Spurious things; especially, a counterfeit or forged written work or one of doubtful attribution.
    • 1790: The Gentleman’s Magazine, volume 67, page 292
      The laſt will and teſtament of Grunnius, a Roman pig, publiſhed among Gruter’s Spuria, betrays not more evident marks of impoſition.

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spuria

  1. feminine singular of spurio

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