Hexateuch

[ hek-suh-took, -tyook ]
/ ˈhɛk səˌtuk, -ˌtyuk /
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noun

the first six books of the Old Testament.

Origin of Hexateuch

First recorded in 1875–80; hexa- + (Penta)teuch
Related formsHex·a·teuch·al, adjective
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Hexateuch

/ (ˈhɛksəˌtjuːk) /

noun

the first six books of the Old Testament
Derived FormsHexateuchal, adjective

Word Origin for Hexateuch

C19: from hexa- + Greek teukhos a book
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