eight vs octonary what difference

what is difference between eight and octonary

Translingual

Etymology

From English eight

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈeit]

Numeral

eight

  1. Code word for the digit 8 in the NATO/ICAO spelling alphabet

Synonyms

ITU/IMO code word oktoeight

References


English

Etymology 1

From Middle English eighte, aught, eahte, ahte, from Old English eahta, from Proto-West Germanic *ahtō, from Proto-Germanic *ahtōu, from Proto-Indo-European *oḱtṓw.

Cognate with Scots aucht (eight), West Frisian acht (eight), Dutch acht (eight), Low German acht (eight), German acht (eight), Norwegian åtte (eight), Swedish åtta (eight), Icelandic átta (eight), Latin octo (eight), Ancient Greek ὀκτώ (oktṓ), Irish ocht (eight).

Alternative forms

  • aught (Scotland, archaic, rare)
  • Western (Arabic) numerals: 8
  • Roman numerals: VIII

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation, General American) enPR: āt, IPA(key): /eɪt/
  • Rhymes: -eɪt
  • Homophones: ait, ate, eyot

Numeral

eight

  1. A numerical value equal to 8; the number occurring after seven and before nine.
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  2. Describing a group or set with eight elements.
    He works eight hours a day.
Related terms
  • eighth
Translations
See also
  • Table of cardinal numbers 0 to 9 in various languages

Noun

eight (plural eights)

  1. The digit/figure 8.
  2. (playing cards) Any of the four cards in a normal deck with the value eight.
  3. (nautical) A light, narrow rowing boat, especially one used in competitive rowing, steered by a cox, in which eight rowers each have two oars.
  4. (rowing, especially in plural) A race in which such craft participate.
  5. (rowing) The eight people who crew a rowing-boat.
Derived terms
Translations
See also
  • section 8

Adjective

eight (not comparable)

  1. Obsolete spelling of eighth

Etymology 2

See ait.

Noun

eight (plural eights)

  1. Alternative spelling of ait (island in a river)

References

Anagrams

  • Tighe

Middle English

Numeral

eight

  1. Alternative form of eighte

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Verb

eight

  1. Alternative form of at


English

Etymology

From the Latin octōnārius (containing eight), from octōnī (eight at a time”, “by eights”, “eight each) + -ārius (whence the English suffix -ary).

Adjective

octonary (not comparable)

  1. Of eighth rank or order.
  2. Consisting of eight things

Translations

Noun

octonary (plural octonaries)

  1. A group of eight things

Synonyms

  • See octet

Anagrams

  • cartoony

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