Octapla Oc"ta*pla, n.; etymol. pl., but syntactically sing. [NL., fr. Gr. 'okta- (for 'oktw` eight) + -pla, as in E. hexapla; cf. Gr. ? eightfold.] A portion of the Old Testament prepared by Origen in the 3d century, containing the Hebrew text and seven Greek versions of it, arranged in eight parallel columns. [1913 Webster]

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