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  • eight

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A combining form meaning eight.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An element in words of Latin or Greek origin or formation, meaning ‘eight.’


From Ancient Greek ὀκτώ (oktō, "eight") and Latin octō ("eight"). (Wiktionary)


  • He was scrawny out of the water but pretty sleek in it, though he didn’t kick and neither did any of the other octo- and septuagenarians who swam around me.

    In the Fullness of Time


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