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EtymologyEdit

From Latin.

NounEdit

octavo (plural octavos)

  1. (paper, printing) A sheet of paper 7 to 10 inches (= 17.78 to 25.4 cm) high and 4.5 to 6 inches (= 11.43 to 15.24 cm) wide, the size varying with the large original sheet used to create it. It is made by folding the original sheet three times to produce eight leaves.
  2. (printing) A book of octavo pages.
    • 1909 [1793], Benjamin Franklin, Charles W. Eliot, LL.D., editor, The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (The Harvard Classics; 1), U.S.A.: P. F. Collier & Son Corporation, published 1937, page 8:
      He was also much of a politician; too much, perhaps, for his station. There fell lately into my hands, in London, a collection he had made of all the principal pamphlets, relating to public affairs, from 1641 to 1717; many of the volumes are wanting as appears by the numbering, but there still remain eight volumes in folio, and twenty-four in quarto and in octavo.

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English paper and book sizes
Latin folio quarto sexto octavo duodecimo sextodecimo octodecimo vicesimo-quarto trigesimo-secundo quadragesimo-octavo sexagesimo-quarto
ALA F Q   O D S T   Tt Fe Sf
ht. (cm) > 30 25-30 25-30 20-25 17.5-20 15-17.5 12.5-15 12.5-15 10-12.5 7.5-10 < 7.5
printers' folio quarto sixmo octavo twelvemo sixteenmo eighteenmo twenty-fourmo thirty-twomo forty-eightmo sixty-fourmo
abbrev. fo or f 4to 6to or 6mo 8vo 12mo 16mo 18mo 24mo 32mo 48mo 64mo
abbrev. 12º 16º 18º 24º 32º 48º 64º
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AdjectiveEdit

octavo

  1. neuter of octavu

LatinEdit

NumeralEdit

octāvō

  1. dative masculine singular of octāvus
  2. dative neuter singular of octāvus
  3. ablative masculine singular of octāvus
  4. ablative neuter singular of octāvus

SpanishEdit

Spanish numbers (edit)
80
 ←  7 8 9  → 
    Cardinal: ocho
    Ordinal: octavo
    Multiplier: óctuple
    Fractional: octavo

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin octāvus. Compare the inherited form ochavo.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /oɡˈtabo/, [oɣ̞ˈt̪a.β̞o]

AdjectiveEdit

octavo (feminine octava, masculine plural octavos, feminine plural octavas)

  1. eighth

NounEdit

octavo m (plural octavos)

  1. eighth

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