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Pentateuch

[ pen-tuh-took, -tyook ]
/ ˈpɛn təˌtuk, -ˌtyuk /
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noun
the first five books of the Old Testament: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.
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Origin of Pentateuch

<Late Latin Pentateuchus<Late Greek pentáteuchos, equivalent to Greek penta-penta- + teûchos tool, vessel (Late Greek: scroll case book)

OTHER WORDS FROM Pentateuch

Pen·ta·teuch·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Pentateuch

Pentateuch
/ (ˈpɛntəˌtjuːk) /

noun
the first five books of the Old Testament regarded as a unity

Derived forms of Pentateuch

Pentateuchal, adjective

Word Origin for Pentateuch

C16: from Church Latin pentateuchus, from Greek penta- + teukhos tool (in Late Greek: scroll)
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