Octonary meaning

ŏktə-nĕrē
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Of or relating to the number eight.
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Consisting of eight members or of groups containing eight.
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A group or set of eight.
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Of or consisting of eight or groups of eight.
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A group of eight.
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A stanza of eight lines.
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Consisting of eight things.
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A group of eight things.
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Origin of octonary

  • Latin octōnārius containing eight from octōnī eight each from octō eight oktō(u) in Indo-European roots

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

  • From the Latin octōnārius (“containing eight"), from octōnÄ« (“eight at a time", “by eights", “eight each") + -ārius (whence the English suffix -ary).

    From Wiktionary