- n. A female given name, in quiet use since the Middle Ages.
- From Latin Octāvia, feminine form of the gens name Octāvius, from octavus ("the eighth"). (Wiktionary)
“Octavius, he was himself Octavius, not Octavianus, as his sister was Octavia (so Pliny the Elder writes, "Marcellus _Octavia_" not Octaviana, "sorore Augusti genitus" N.H. XIX.”
“Octavia is always insightful and knowledgeable about the stories she reports on.”
“The follower from Rome, whom she kick progressing for unwelcome news, right widely separated delicately tells her what she wants to hear: Octavia is short, has a low forehead, is lifeless in speech, as good as worst/best of all, she is thirty!”
“Octavia is the most natural of the three, a child who understands the politics of recess while being utterly powerless to affect them to her own advantage.”
“Octavia is clearly Jones 'favorite, a fictional character written into the world Jones actually grew up in.”
“I sensed a deep loneliness in Octavia, but also humor, vast intelligence, and a level of investment in her craft that was simply phenomenal ...”
“God knows Ellison has written and said enough other stuff that pissed people off that it's really not necessary to tastelessly drag in Octavia Butler to try and prove a point.”
“But even here they call Octavia "Lady Chevenix" and me "Lady Valmond" every minute -- never just "My Lady" like at home, and I am sure they would rather die than say”
“Without a word Octavia wrote a line and sent it by a servant.”
“The year 2000 saw a new, modernised version that is still manufactured under the name Octavia Tour.”
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