octateuch

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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“Octateuch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/octateuch. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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