pertaining to the number 8.
consisting of eight.
proceeding by eight.
noun, plural oc·to·nar·ies.
a group of eight; an ogdoad.
Also octal. Prosody. a stanza of eight lines.
a number in an octonary system.
Origin of octonary
1525–35; < Latin octōnārius consisting of eight, equivalent to octōn(ī) eight each + -ārius -ary
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It is said that the ancient Saxons used the octonary system,220 but how, or for what purposes, is not stated.The Number Concept
Levi Leonard Conant
relating to or based on the number eight
noun plural -naries
prosody a stanza of eight lines
a group of eight
Word Origin for octonary
C16: from Latin octōnārius, from octōnī eight at a time
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