octonary

octonary

[ok-tuh-ner-ee]
adjective
1.
pertaining to the number 8.
2.
consisting of eight.
3.
proceeding by eight.
4.
octal ( def 1 ).
noun, plural octonaries.
5.
a group of eight; an ogdoad.
6.
Also, octal. Prosody. a stanza of eight lines.
7.
a number in an octonary system.

Origin:
1525–35; < Latin octōnārius consisting of eight, equivalent to octōn(ī) eight each + -ārius -ary

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octonary (ˈɒktənərɪ)
 
adj
1.  relating to or based on the number eight
 
n , -naries
2.  prosody a stanza of eight lines
3.  a group of eight
 
[C16: from Latin octōnārius, from octōnī eight at a time]

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