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  • n. A period of eight years in the Ancient Greek calendar.


Ancient Greek ὀκταετηρίς (oktaetēris) (Wiktionary)


  • The octaeteris continued to be used for all public purposes, the only correction being, that three extra days were added to every second octaeteris.

    The Eleven Comedies, Volume 1

  • Cleostratus of Tenedos, at the beginning of the fifth century, had devised the _octaeteris_, or cycle of eight years, and this had been generally adopted.

    The Eleven Comedies, Volume 1


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