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Biblical

[bib-li-kuh l] /ˈbɪb lɪ kəl/
adjective
1.
of or in the Bible:
a Biblical name.
2.
in accord with the Bible.
3.
evocative of or suggesting the Bible or Biblical times, especially in size or extent:
disaster on a Biblical scale; a Biblical landscape.
Also, biblical.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90; < Medieval Latin biblic(us) (bibl(ia) Bible + -icus -ic) + -al1
Related forms
Biblically, biblically, adverb
anti-Biblical, adjective
anti-Biblically, adverb
non-Biblical, adjective
non-Biblically, adverb
post-Biblical, adjective
pro-Biblical, adjective
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Examples from the web for Biblical
  • Modern Biblical research has shown that this is not the case.
  • The redemption theme extends beyond this Biblical book through the genealogy.
  • A wiki list of Biblical names says this means stone rock that besieges.
  • These commentaries reflect the Biblical focus of monastic life.
  • Official site of the council on Biblical manhood and womanhood.
  • There are a wide range of interpretations of the existing Biblical archaeology.
  • Some of the old order groups incorporate church authority alongside Biblical authority.
  • The walls were decorated with motifs of plants, geometric symbols and Biblical verses.
British Dictionary definitions for Biblical

biblical

/ˈbɪblɪkəl/
adjective
1.
of, occurring in, or referring to the Bible
2.
resembling the Bible in written style
Derived Forms
biblically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for Biblical

biblical

adj.

1790, from Bible + -ical. Related: Biblically. Earlier adjective was Biblic (1680s).

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