noun, often capitalized
oc·​ta·​teuch | \ ˈäktəˌtük, -ə‧ˌtyük\
plural -s

Definition of octateuch

: a collection of eight books especially : the first eight books of the Old Testament

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History and Etymology for octateuch

Late Latin octateuchus, from Greek oktateuchos, from okta- octa- + teuchos vessel, case for holding a roll of papyrus; akin to Greek teuchein to make, build

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