Octonary Definition

ŏktə-nĕrē
octonary
adjective
Of or relating to the number eight.
American Heritage
Of or consisting of eight or groups of eight.
Webster's New World
Wiktionary
noun
A group of eight.
Webster's New World
A stanza of eight lines.
Webster's New World
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Origin of Octonary

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

    From Wiktionary

  • 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

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