noun, often capitalized hex·a·pla \ˈheksəplə\

Definition of hexapla



  1. :  an edition or work in six texts or versions in parallel columns — compare tetrapla


\-lə(r)\ adjective, often capitalized

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of hexapla

Late Latin, from Greek hexapla, from neuter plural of hexaplous, hexaploos sixfold, from hexa- + -plous, -ploos -fold (as in diploos double) — more at double

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up hexapla? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a trip made at another's expense

Get Word of the Day daily email!