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Today's word: Apocryphaləˈpɒk rə fəl

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word Apocryphal

Princeton's WordNet

  1. apocryphal(adj)

    being of questionable authenticity

  2. Apocryphal(adj)

    of or belonging to the Apocrypha


  1. apocryphal(Adjective)

    Of, or pertaining to, the Apocrypha.

  2. apocryphal(Adjective)

    Of doubtful authenticity, or lacking authority; not regarded as canonical.

    Many scholars consider the stories of the monk Teilo to be apocryphal.

  3. apocryphal(Adjective)

    Of dubious veracity; of questionable accuracy or truthfulness; anecdotal or in the nature of an urban legend.

    There is an apocryphal tale of a little boy plugging the dike with his finger.

  4. Apocryphal(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to the Apocrypha

  5. Origin: From Late Latin apocryphus secret, not approved for public reading, from Greek apokryphos hidden, obscure, thus (books) of unknown authorship, from apo- away + kryptein to hide. Properly plural (the single would be apocryphon), but commonly treated as a collective singular. Apocryphal of doubtful authenticity is from 1590.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Apocryphal(adj)

    pertaining to the Apocrypha

  2. Apocryphal(adj)

    not canonical. Hence: Of doubtful authority; equivocal; mythic; fictitious; spurious; false

Editors Contribution

  1. Apocryphal

    Not yet certified by few authorities-guess the text apocrypha may serve a purpose-guess it is read by roman catholic and some other christian groups.

    guess apocrypha history is pre 20 or 15 AD-at that time there were a lot of gentiles-guess people could read apocrypha maybe as a history book-it may also have tales in the Augustian and pre Augustian times -the creatures yeti (Abominable snowman)-though not seen by many has been seen reportedly by a few-and guess in nepal a lot think its real-so also is the lochness monster.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Apocryphal in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Apocryphal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Gavin Naylor:

    Many people have never seen these animals, they have got this apocryphal mysterious kind reputation. They were believed – at least one species, the Ganges River shark – was believed to bite bathers in the Ganges River. But nobody ever saw them. It was a wonderful, frightening thing that some sort of monster grabs you but nobody knows what it is.

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