Translation of "epistle" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

epistle

noun [ C ] uk /ɪˈpɪs.əl/ us /ɪˈpɪs.əl/

formal a letter

书信
humorous Many thanks for your lengthy epistle, which arrived in this morning's post. 贵函今早收悉,信中长篇大论滔滔不绝,令鄙人感激涕零。

one of the letters written to the early Christians by the apostles (= the first men who believed in Jesus Christ)

使徒书信
epistolary adjective uk /ɪˈpɪstəl.ər.i/ us /ɪˈpɪs.təl.er.i/ formal

(Translation of “epistle” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)