octateuch

[ ok-tuh-took, -tyook ]
/ ˈɒk təˌtuk, -ˌtyuk /

noun

the first eight books of the Old Testament, consisting of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, and Ruth, or a volume containing them.

Nearby words

  1. octantal,
  2. octantis,
  3. octarchy,
  4. octaroon,
  5. octastyle,
  6. octaval,
  7. octavalent,
  8. octave,
  9. octave coupler,
  10. octavia

Origin of octateuch

1670–80; < Late Latin octateuchus < Greek oktáteuchos, equivalent to okta- octa- + teûchos container for scrolls

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