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October Was the 8th Month
Octagon,
octave,
octet,
October,
octogenarian,
octopus. . . .

They all have
something to do with
the numer eight.





The octagon is the form with eight sides.

Octave is a word used by players of music.
Do, re, mi, fa, so, la, si, do.
The last of the eight notes
is one octave higher than the first.

An octet is a group of eight.

An octogenarian is someone who is in her, or his, 80s.

The octopus is the animal with eight legs living in the sea.

October, in an old Roman calendar, was the eighth month of the year.


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It seems somewhat strange to me that October was the 8th month though our "October" is the 10th month. The Roman new-year might have been started from our "March". Is this right? Anyway, I am interested in the fact that there are great numbers of words starting with "oct-" having the sense of "EIGHT". But the month of "October" is still the 10th month in my mind.
| H. Tsubota | 2008/10/15 11:56 PM |
That's right, Tsubotasan. The old calendar had March as its first month. And that's right again when you say that October is the 10th month. It IS in fact the tenth now. I only had a talk about what it WAS. "Is" is different from "was."
| Ryotasan | 2008/10/16 6:02 PM |









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