from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See Table at Bible.
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- proper n. A book in the Old Testament of the Bible. Sometimes abbreviated as Eccl. or Eccles.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of the canonical books of the Old Testament.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the books of the Old Testment, also called the Preacher.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an Old Testament book consisting of reflections on the vanity of human life; is traditionally attributed to Solomon but probably was written about 250 BC
Late Latin Ecclēsiastēs, from Greek Ekklēsiastēs, preacher (translation of Hebrew qōhelet), from ekklēsiastēs, a member of the ecclesia, from ekklēsiā, ecclesia; see ecclesia.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin Ecclesiastes, from Ancient Greek according Septuaginta Ἐκκλησιαστής (Wiktionary)