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hexapla Line breaks: hex|apla
Pronunciation: /ˈhɛksəplə/

Definition of hexapla in English:


A sixfold text in parallel columns, especially of the Old Testament.
Example sentences
  • The work of Theodotian is otherwise known to us only through the Hexapla of Origen, and that has survived only in fragments.


Early 17th century (originally referring to Origen's edition of the Old Testament): from Greek, neuter plural of hexaploos 'sixfold', from hex 'six' + ploos '-fold'.

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