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  • n. One eighth of the total area of the celestial dome; used as a measure of cloudiness (one okta means that one eighth of the sky is obscured, two oktas that one quarter is obscured, and so on).


From octa-. (Wiktionary)


  • They were, apparently, ready for seven but it was the surprise eighth baby in a near-historic litter that surprised everyone in a world where okta or okto has long been Greek for eight.

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