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[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] biblia “a collection of books” (since there are many books in the Bible) < Ancient Greek βιβλία, (biblia) “books”, plural of βιβλίον (biblion) “book”, originally a diminutive of βίβλος (biblos) < βύβλος (bublos) “papyrus” (from the ancient Phoenician city of Byblos which exported this writing material)

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  1. A comprehensive manual that describes something. (e.g., handyman’s bible).
  2. (nautical) A holystone.

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