plural -s
often capitalized
: a collection of eight books
especially : the first eight books of the Old Testament

Word History


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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“Octateuch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/octateuch. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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