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Friday, July 06, 2012

Definitions for tractate

  1. A treatise; essay.

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Citations for tractate
Divide up all the tractates and commit yourselves to learn them during the coming year. Yair Weinstock, Holiday Tales for the Soul
Jean-Pierre Mahé has rightly insisted that we should explore possible explanations other than mere haphazard collection, not only for the presence of the Hermetic tractates within Codex VI… Michael Allen Williams, Rethinking "Gnosticism"
Origin of tractate
late Middle English
1425-1475
Tractate comes from the Medieval Latin word tractātus meaning "a handling, treatment."
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