ὀκτάπους

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From ὀκτᾰ- (okta-, eight) +‎ πούς (poús, foot).

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ὀκτᾰ́πους (oktápousm or f (neuter ὀκτᾰ́πουν); third declension

  1. eight-footed
    • Batrachomyomachia 298:
      ὀκτάποδες, δικάρηνοι, ἀχειρέες, οἱ δὲ καλεῦνται καρκίνοι
      oktápodes, dikárēnoi, akheirées, hoi dè kaleûntai karkínoi
      They had eight legs, two heads, and had no hands, and are called crabs.
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ὀκτᾰ́πους (oktápousm (genitive ὀκτᾰ́ποδος); ? declension

  1. the common octopus, Octopus vulgaris
  2. (Scythian) a person who possessed two oxen and a cart
    • 125 CE – 200 CE, Lucian, The Scythian or The Consul 1
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