The number (8) between 7 and 9 is an example of eight.
- (sports) An eight-oared racing shell.
- An eight-cylinder engine or motor vehicle.
Origin of eight
- Middle English eighte from Old English eahta oktō(u) in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English eight, aught, eahte, ahte, from Old English eahta (“eight”), from Proto-Germanic *ahtōu (“eight”), from Proto-Indo-European *oḱtṓw. Cognate with Scots aucht (“eight”), West Frisian acht (“eight”), Dutch acht (“eight”), Low German acht (“eight”), German acht (“eight”), Swedish åtta (“eight”), Icelandic átta (“eight”), Latin octo (“eight”), Ancient Greek ὀκτώ (oktō), Irish ocht (“eight”).
- See ait.