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n. (used with a sing. verb)
See Table at Bible.
[Late Latin Ecclēsiastēs, from Greek Ekklēsiastēs, preacher (translation of Hebrew qōhelet), from ekklēsiastēs, a member of the ecclesia, from ekklēsiā, ecclesia; see ecclesia.]
(Bible) (functioning as singular) a book of the Old Testament, probably written about 250 bc
[via Late Latin, from Greek ekklēsiastēs member of the assembly; see ecclesia]
Ec•cle•si•as•tes(ɪˌkli ziˈæs tiz)
a book of the Bible, containing thoughts about life and its meaning.
[< Late Latin < Greek ekklēsiastḗs person addressing an assembly, derivative of ekklēsí(a) ecclesia]
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|Noun||1.||Ecclesiastes - 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|
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible