Vulgate Vul"gate, n. [NL. vulgata, from L. vulgatus usual, common, p. p. of vulgare to make general, or common, fr. vulgus the multitude: cf. F. vulgate. See {Vulgar}, a.] An ancient Latin version of the Scripture, and the only version which the Roman Church admits to be authentic; -- so called from its common use in the Latin Church. [1913 Webster]

Note: The Vulgate was made by Jerome at the close of the 4th century. The Old Testament he translated mostly from the Hebrew and Chaldaic, and the New Testament he revised from an older Latin version. The Douay version, so called, is an English translation from the Vulgate. See {Douay Bible}. [1913 Webster]

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  • vulgate — [ vylgat ] n. f. • version vulgate déb. XVIIe; lat. vulgata (versio), proprt « (version) répandue », de vulgare « répandre dans le public » ♦ Relig. Version latine de la Bible, due à saint Jérôme et adoptée par le concile de Trente. ● vulgate nom …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • vulgate — Vulgate. s. f. Version latine de l Escriture sainte, receuë communément dans l Eglise Catholique. Ce passage est traduit selon la vulgate. la vulgate a esté declarée authentique par le Concile de Trente …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • VULGATE — (Latin Vulgata (versio); common version ), jerome s translation into Latin of the Bible, Apocrypha, and New Testament. Jerome s translation enjoyed general appreciation and acceptance in Western Christendom during the Middle Ages, thus becoming… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Vulgate — Vul gate, a. Of or pertaining to the Vulgate, or the old Latin version of the Scriptures. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vulgate — [vul′gāt΄, vul′git] n. [ML vulgata (editio), popular (edition) < L vulgatus, common, usual, orig. pp. of vulgare, to make common < vulgus: see VULGAR] 1. a Latin version of the Bible prepared by St. Jerome in the 4th cent., authorized as… …   English World dictionary

  • Vulgate — c.1600, Latin translation of the Bible, especially that completed in 405 by St. Jerome (c.340 420), from M.L. Vulgata, from L.L. vulgata common, general, ordinary, popular (in vulgata editio popular edition ), from L. vulgata, fem. pp. of vulgare …   Etymology dictionary

  • Vulgate — ► NOUN ▪ the principal Latin version of the Bible, prepared in the 4th century and later revised and adopted as the official text for the Roman Catholic Church. ORIGIN from Latin vulgata editio edition prepared for the public …   English terms dictionary

  • Vulgate — This article is about the 4th century translation of the Bible. For the Arthurian Vulgate Cycle, see Lancelot Grail Cycle. Part of a series on The Bible …   Wikipedia

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  • Vulgate — /vul gayt, git/, n. 1. the Latin version of the Bible, prepared chiefly by Saint Jerome at the end of the 4th century A.D., and used as the authorized version of the Roman Catholic Church. 2. (l.c.) any commonly recognized text or version of a… …   Universalium

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