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 (vŭl′gāt′, -gĭt)
1. The common speech of a people; the vernacular.
2. A widely accepted text or version of a work.
3. Vulgate The Latin edition or translation of the Bible made by Saint Jerome at the end of the fourth century ad, now used in a revised form as the Roman Catholic authorized version.

[Medieval Latin Vulgāta, from Late Latin vulgāta (editiō), popular (edition), from Latin, feminine past participle of vulgāre, to make known to all, from vulgus, the common people.]


(ˈvʌlɡeɪt; -ɡɪt)
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a commonly recognized text or version
2. everyday or informal speech; the vernacular
generally accepted; common


(ˈvʌlɡeɪt; -ɡɪt)
a. (from the 13th century onwards) the fourth-century version of the Bible produced by Jerome, partly by translating the original languages, and partly by revising the earlier Latin text based on the Greek versions
b. (as modifier): the Vulgate version.
[C17: from Medieval Latin Vulgāta, from Late Latin vulgāta editiō popular version (of the Bible), from Latin vulgāre to make common, from vulgus the common people]


(ˈvʌl geɪt, -gɪt)

1. a Latin version of the Bible prepared chiefly by Saint Jerome at the end of the 4th century A.D. and used as an authorized version of the Roman Catholic Church.
2. (l.c.) any commonly recognized text or version of a work.
3. of or pertaining to the Vulgate.
4. (l.c.) commonly used or accepted; common.
[1605–15; < Late Latin vulgāta (editiō) popular (edition); vulgāta, feminine past participle of vulgāre to make common, publish, derivative of vulgus the public]
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Noun1.Vulgate - the Latin edition of the Bible translated from Hebrew and Greek mainly by St. Jerome at the end of the 4th century; as revised in 1592 it was adopted as the official text for the Roman Catholic Church
Church of Rome, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church, Roman Catholic - the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy


[ˈvʌlgɪt] NVulgata f


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[ˈvʌlgeɪt] n (Bible) the Vulgatela Vulgata
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The common and logical place to look for such a translation would have been the Vulgate Bible.
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The collection's oldest book is a Latin Vulgate Bible found in a Spanish monastery that is about 600 years old, Silver said.
This word had been translated as 'firmament' in the Vulgate Bible, giving the sense of a solid structure which supported the cosmos.