Of or relating to the number eight.
Consisting of eight members or of groups containing eight.
A group or set of eight.
Of or consisting of eight or groups of eight.
A group of eight.
A stanza of eight lines.
Consisting of eight things.
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 octÅnÄrius (“containing eight"), from octÅnÄ« (“eight at a time", “by eights", “eight each") + -Ärius (whence the English suffix -ary).