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 Pentap’olis. (Greek, pente polis.)Pen’tecost (Greek, pentecostê, fiftieth). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
The first five books of the Old Testament, supposed to be written by Moses. (Greek, pente, five; teuchos, a book.)   1
   The Chinese Pentateuch. The five books of Confucius:—(1) The Shoo-King, or Book of History; (2) The Lee-King, or Book of Rites; (3) The Book of Odes, or Chinese Homer; (4) The Yih-King, or Book of Changes; and (5) The Chun-Ts’eu, or Spring and Autumn Annals.   2
   The Samaritan Pentateuch. A version of the Pentateuch in the Samaritan character. It varies in some measure from the Jewish version. Not earlier than the fourth, nor later than the seventh, century. (See Apocrypha: 2 Esdras xiv. 21–48.)   3

 Pentap’olis. (Greek, pente polis.)Pen’tecost (Greek, pentecostê, fiftieth). 


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