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epistle

noun [C]
 
 
/ɪˈpɪs.l̩/
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。
Letters, notes and cardsPaper and stationery
one of the letters written to the early Christians by the apostles (= the first men who believed in Jesus Christ)
使徒书信
The Bible - people, events and places
epistolary
 
 
/ɪˈpɪs.təl.ər.i/ US  /-er-/ adjective formal
Translations of “epistle”
in Spanish epístola…
in French épître…
in German die Epistel…
in Chinese (Traditional) 書信, 使徒書信…
(Definition of epistle from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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