geneva bible


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Geneva \Ge*ne"va\, prop. n.
   The chief city of Switzerland.
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   Geneva Bible, a translation of the Bible into English, made
      and published by English refugees in Geneva (Geneva, 1560;
      London, 1576). It was the first English Bible printed in
      Roman type instead of the ancient black letter, the first
      which recognized the division into verses, and the first
      which omitted the Apocrypha. In form it was a small
      quarto, and soon superseded the large folio of Cranmer's
      translation. Called also Genevan Bible.

   Geneva convention (Mil.), an agreement made by
      representatives of the great continental powers at Geneva
      and signed in 1864, establishing new and more humane
      regulation regarding the treatment of the sick and wounded
      and the status of those who minister to them in war.
      Ambulances and military hospitals are made neutral, and
      this condition affects physicians, chaplains, nurses, and
      the ambulance corps. Great Britain signed the convention
      in 1865.

   Geneva cross (Mil.), a red Greek cross on a white ground;
      -- the flag and badge adopted in the Geneva convention.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bible \Bi"ble\ (b[imac]"b'l), n. [F. bible, L. biblia, pl., fr.
   Gr. bibli`a, pl. of bibli`on, dim. of bi`blos, by`blos, book,
   prop. Egyptian papyrus.]
   1. A book. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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   2. The Book by way of eminence, -- that is, the book which
      is made up of the writings accepted by Christians as of
      divine origin and authority, whether such writings be in
      the original language, or translated; the Scriptures of
      the Old and New Testaments; -- sometimes in a restricted
      sense, the Old Testament; as, King James's Bible; Douay
      Bible; Luther's Bible. Also, the book which is made up of
      writings similarly accepted by the Jews; as, a rabbinical
      Bible.
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   3. A book containing the sacred writings belonging to any
      religion; as, the Koran is often called the Mohammedan
      Bible.
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   4. (Fig.) a book with an authoritative exposition of some
      topic, respected by many who are experts in the field.
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   Bible Society, an association for securing the
      multiplication and wide distribution of the Bible.

   Douay Bible. See Douay Bible.

   Geneva Bible. See under Geneva.
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