Origin of octa-
Words nearby octa-
WORDS THAT USE OCTA-
What does octa- mean?
Octa- comes from Greek oktṓ, meaning “eight.” The Latin equivalent, which is almost identical in spelling and pronunciation, is octō.
What are variants of octa-?
Examples of octa-
An example of a word you may have encountered that features octa- is octagon, “a polygon having eight angles and eight sides.” Octagon comes from Greek oktágōnos, which features the equivalent of the form octa-.
We know octa- means “eight,” but what about the -gon portion of the word? The form -gon, from Greek gōnía, means “angled, angular.” Octagon literally translates to “eight-angled.”
What are some words that use the combining form octa-?
- octachord (using the equivalent form of octa- in Greek)
- octahedron (using the equivalent form of octa- in Greek)
- octameter (using the equivalent form of octa- in Greek)
What are some other forms that octa- may be commonly confused with?
How to use octa- in a sentence
After this Eosa and the rest that fled, being encouraged by Octa's success, came also, and were admitted to the same favour.
The incautious sovereign having assented to this, Octa and Ebusa arrived with forty ships.