ὀκτώπους

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. eight-footed

Noun[edit]

ὀκτώπους ‎(oktṓpousm ‎(genitive ὀκτώποδος); third declension oktopoys oktopous oktwpous may be Romanised forms of Ancient Greek ὀκτώπους.

  1. octopus

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Descendants[edit]

Many words for "octopus" in other languages are instead either calques of "eight-foot" or from Latin polypus or from Germanic Kraken. 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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