Octapla

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ὀκτώ (oktō, eight) + -pla, as in English Hexapla; compare Ancient Greek ὀκταπλά (oktapla, eightfold).

Proper nounEdit

Octapla

  1. A portion of the Old Testament prepared by Origen in the 3rd century, containing the Hebrew text and seven Greek versions of it, arranged in eight parallel columns.

NounEdit

Octapla

  1. A multi-lingual book in eight texts.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

Last modified on 30 November 2013, at 18:57