gospel etymology

English word gospel comes from Middle English goddspell

Detailed word origin of gospel

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goddspell Middle English (enm)
gospel English (eng) (obsolete, transitive) To instruct in the gospel. (Protestantism) the teaching of Divine grace as distinguished from the Law or Divine commandments. (uncountable) That which is absolutely authoritative (definitive).. (uncountable) gospel music. A message expected to have positive reception or effect.. An account of the life, crucifixion, death, resurrection, and teachings of Jesus, generally [...]