noun, often capitalized oc·ta·teuch \ˈäktəˌtük, -ə‧ˌtyük\

Definition of octateuch



  1. :  a collection of eight books; especially :  the first eight books of the Old Testament

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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at doughty

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