[hep-tuh-took, -tyook]

Origin of Heptateuch

< Late Latin Heptateuchos < Late Greek Heptáteuchos the first seven books of the Old Testament, equivalent to Greek hepta- hepta- + teûchos a book
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  1. the first seven books of the Old Testament

Word Origin for Heptateuch

C17: from Late Latin Heptateuchos, from Greek hepta- + teukhos book
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