How does the word sound?
History of this Word
"octo" is from "okto" (eight) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.
A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "eight" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.
Examples of how the word is used
|I am trying to figure out the square footage of an octagon-shaped house.|
|A friend, who started work as a doctor here, was shocked at the number of perfectly healthy octogenarians who came to see her.|