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[がい()·てん()]
gaiten
noun, no adjective

Alternate Written Forms:

[()·てん()]
geten
[()·でん()]
geden
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English Meaning(s) for 外典

noun, no adjective
  1. Apocrypha (i.e. as opposed to the Biblical canon)
  2. non-Buddhist writings (esp. Confucian writings) (usu. げてん)

Definition and Synonyms for 外典

Apocrypha 14 books of the Old Testament included in the Vulgate (except for II Esdras) but omitted in Jewish and Protestant versions of the Bible
Synonyms: 外典
Apocrypha eastern Christian churches (except the Coptic Church) accept all these books as canonical
Synonyms: 外典
Apocrypha the Russian Orthodox Church accepts these texts as divinely inspired but does not grant them the same status
Synonyms: 外典

Meanings for each kanji in 外典

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Categories 外典 is a member of

Sacred Text writing that is venerated for the worship of a deity
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