Oc"ta*pla (?), n.; etymol. pl., but syntactically sing. [NL., fr.Gr. (for 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.
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