ὀκτώπους

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ὀκτώ (oktṓ, eight) +‎ πούς (poús, foot).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Adjective[edit]

ὀκτώπους (oktṓpousm or f (neuter ὀκτώπουν); third declension

  1. eight-footed

Inflection[edit]

Noun[edit]

ὀκτώπους (oktṓpousm (genitive ὀκτώποδος); third declension

  1. octopus

Inflection[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Many words for "octopus" in other languages are calques of "eight-foot" or from Latin polypus. Some languages have more than one word for octopus from these sources, or from other sources altogether. Some of the languages that do have a word for "octopus" ultimately from this Ancient Greek source may also have a more primary term from another source.

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