octapla

noun, often capitalized
oc·​ta·​pla | \ ˈäktəplə \
plural -s

Definition of octapla

: 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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History and Etymology for octapla

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

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“Octapla.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/octapla. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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