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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Bible The first seven books of the Old Testament.

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  • proper n. The first seven books of the Hebrew Bible.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The first seven books of the Testament.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The first seven books of the Old Testament.

Etymologies

Greek heptateukhos, volume containing seven books : hepta-, hepta- + teukhos, case for papyrus rolls, book; see dheugh- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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