Definitions for epistleɪˈpɪs əl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a letter, esp. a formal or didactic one.
(usu. cap.) one of the apostolic letters in the New Testament. an extract read at the Eucharistic service in certain churches, usu. from the Epistles.
Origin of epistle:
bef. 900; ME; OE epistol < L epistula, epistola < Gk epistolḗ message, letter
a specially long, formal letter
a book of the New Testament written in the form of a letter from an Apostle
A letter, or a literary composition in the form of a letter.
One of the letters included as a book of the New Testament.
Origin: From epistle, from epistola, from ἐπιστολή, from ἐπιστέλλω, from ἐπί + στέλλω.
a writing directed or sent to a person or persons; a written communication; a letter; -- applied usually to formal, didactic, or elegant letters
one of the letters in the New Testament which were addressed to their Christian brethren by Apostles
to write; to communicate in a letter or by writing
An epistle is a writing directed or sent to a person or group of people, usually an elegant and formal didactic letter. The epistle genre of letter-writing was common in ancient Egypt as part of the scribal-school writing curriculum. The letters in the New Testament from Apostles to Christians are usually referred to as epistles. Those traditionally attributed to Paul are known as Pauline epistles and the others as catholic epistles.
Translations for epistle
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a letter, especially in the Bible from an apostle
The epistles of St Paul.
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- epístolaPortuguese (BR)
- die EpistelGerman
- epistel; brevDanish
- खास कर बाइबल में पत्रHindi
- poslanica, pismoCroatian
- (apostoli) levélHungarian
- surat, surat yang ditulis murid JesusIndonesian
- postulabréf; pistillIcelandic
- (신약 성서 중의) 사도 행전Korean
- (apaštalo) laiškasLithuanian
- brev, epistelNorwegian
- list apostolskiPolish
- ليك، مكتوب، رسالهPashto
- (апостольское) посланиеRussian
- epistel, brevSwedish
- 書信, 使徒書Chinese (Trad.)
- апостольське посланняUkrainian
- مراسلہ ، خصوصا انجیل میںUrdu
- thư từVietnamese
- 书信，使徒书Chinese (Simp.)
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