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Friday, July 06, 2012

tractate

\TRAK-teyt\ , noun;
1.
A treatise; essay.
Quotes:
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:
Tractate comes from the Medieval Latin word tractātus meaning "a handling, treatment."
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