noun, often capitalized oc·ta·pla \ˈäktəplə\

Definition of octapla



  1. :  an edition or work in eight texts or versions in parallel columns; especially :  an edition of a portion of the Old Testament compiled by Origen in the 3d century a.d. and consisting of the Hebrew text and seven Greek versions of it — compare hexapla

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Origin and Etymology of octapla

Late Greek oktapla, from Greek, neuter plural of oktaplous, oktaploos eightfold, from okta- octa- + -plous, -ploos -fold (as in diploos double) — more at double

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