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NAG HAMMADI LIBRARY

 Dictionary entry overview: What does Nag Hammadi Library mean? 

NAG HAMMADI LIBRARY (noun)
  The noun NAG HAMMADI LIBRARY has 1 sense:

1. a collection of 13 ancient papyrus codices translated from Greek into Coptic that were discovered by farmers near the town of Nag Hammadi in 1945; the codices contain 45 distinct works including the chief sources of firsthand knowledge of Gnosticism

  Familiarity information: NAG HAMMADI LIBRARY used as a noun is very rare.


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NAG HAMMADI LIBRARY (noun)


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Meaning:

A collection of 13 ancient papyrus codices translated from Greek into Coptic that were discovered by farmers near the town of Nag Hammadi in 1945; the codices contain 45 distinct works including the chief sources of firsthand knowledge of Gnosticism

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

Nag Hammadi Library; Nag Hammadi

Instance hypernyms:

accumulation; aggregation; assemblage; collection (several things grouped together or considered as a whole)


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