Octodecimo meaning

ŏktə-dĕsə-mō
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The page size, 4 by 6.5 inches, of a book composed of printer's sheets folded into 18 leaves or 36 pages.
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A book composed of octodecimo pages.
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A page size (about 4 by 612 in),118 of a printer's sheet.
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A book with pages of this size.
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With pages of this size.
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(paper, printing) A size of a sheet of paper resulting from folding and cutting a sheet of paper into eighteenths (3.5"-4.5" x 4.9"-5.9").
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(printing) A book consisting of pages of that size.
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Origin of octodecimo

  • Late Latin (in) octōdecimō (in) an eighteenth ablative sing. of octōdecimus eighteenth from Latin octōdecim eighteen octō eight oktō(u) in Indo-European roots decem ten dekm̥ in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin ablative of octusdecimus (“eighteenth")

    From Wiktionary