noun (plural pseudepigrapha) Etymology: New Latin, singular of pseudepigrapha, from Greek, neuter plural of pseudepigraphos falsely inscribed, from pseud- + epigraphein to inscribe — more at epigram Date: 1692 1. plural apocrypha 2. any of various pseudonymous or anonymous Jewish religious writings of the period 200 B.C. to A.D. 200; especially one of such writings (as the Psalms of Solomon) not included in any canon of biblical Scripture — usually used in plural

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