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octōni , ae, a,
I.num. distr. adj. [octo].
I. Eight each, eight at a time, by eights: “cum alii octonos lapides ecfodiunt,Plaut. Capt. 3, 5, 66: “partes,Varr. L. L. 9, § 30 Müll.: “hujus generis octoni ordines ducti,Caes. B. G. 7, 73, 8: “imperat Bellovacis decem, octona Pictonibus,id. ib. 7, 75, 3: “octona milia peditum praetoribus data,Liv. 32, 28.—
II. In gen., eight: “octonis iterum natalibus actis,Ov. M. 13, 753: “anni,id. ib. 5, 50.— Sing.: octonus (late Lat.) numerus, the number eight, Hil. prol. in Psa. 14.
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