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  • n. A thing made up of eight parts.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A thing made up of eight parts.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A thing made up of eight parts, as a poem of eight lines, a body of eight persons, or the like.
  • n. In Gnosticism: In the system of Basilides (see Basilidianism), a group of eight divine beings, namely the supreme god and the seven most direct emanations from him; according to another authority, the ethereal region where the great archon sits at the right hand of his father.
  • n. In the system of Valentinus, a group of eight divine beings called eons.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the cardinal number that is the sum of seven and one

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