Definition of octateuch
: a collection of eight books; especially : the first eight books of the Old Testament
Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.
Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:
- 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
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
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up octateuch? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).