hexapla

[ hek-suh-pluh ]
/ ˈhɛk sə plə /

noun (often initial capital letter)

an edition of a book, especially the Old Testament, containing six versions or texts in parallel columns, especially the edition compiled by Origen.

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Origin of hexapla

1600–10; <Greek Hexaplâ (title of Origen's edition), neuter plural of hexaploûs, hexaplóos sixfold, equivalent to hexa-hexa- + -ploûs, -ploos-fold

OTHER WORDS FROM hexapla

hex·a·plar, hex·a·plar·ic [hek-suh-plar-ik], /ˌhɛk səˈplær ɪk/, hex·a·plar·i·an [hek-suh-plair-ee-uhn], /ˌhɛk səˈplɛər i ən/, adjectivepost·hex·a·plar, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hexapla

hexapla
/ (ˈhɛksəplə) /

noun

an edition of the Old Testament compiled by Origen, containing six versions of the text

Derived forms of hexapla

hexaplar, hexaplaric (ˌhɛksəˈplærɪk) or hexaplarian (ˌhɛksəˈplɛərɪən), adjective

Word Origin for hexapla

C17: from Greek hexaploos sixfold
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