Definition of hexapla
: an edition or work in six texts or versions in parallel columns — compare tetrapla
hexaplar\-lə(r)\ adjective, often capitalized
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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
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