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I. Literary Studies

A text is a sequence of sentences or other linguistic utterances that can be considered as a unit. It may be oral or written. The term text derives from Latin texere, “weave,” and its associated nouns textum and textus. The metaphor of weaving, already used by Cicero and Quintilian with reference to linguistic phenomena, has had ongoing influence, down to present-day attempts to define the “textualit…

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Auerochs, Bernd, Jeanrond, Werner G., Jeanrond, Werner G. and Hardmeier, Christof, “Text”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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