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- n. A comprehensive manual that describes something. (e.g., handyman’s bible).
- n. A holystone.
English from the 14th century, from Middle Latin biblia ("book") (reinterpreted as a feminine from earlier Latin neuter plural biblia ("books")), from Ancient Greek βιβλία (biblia, "books"), plural of βιβλίον (biblion, "small book"), originally a diminutive of βίβλος (biblos, "book"), from βύβλος (bublos, "papyrus") (from the ancient Phoenician city of Byblos which exported this writing material). (Wiktionary)