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 Pentap’olis. (Greek, pente polis.)Pen’tecost (Greek, pentecostê, fiftieth). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Pentateuch.
 
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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