octaedron

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

octaedron

  1. Alternative spelling of octahedron

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ὀκτώ(oktṓ, eight) + ἕδρα(hédra, seat).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

octaedron n (genitive octaedrī); second declension

  1. octahedron
    • 1611, Johannes Kepler, Strena seu de nive sexangula 20
      Aiunt gemmarii naturalia in adamantibus inveniri octaedra, perfectissimae et limatissimae formae.
      Jewelers say that natural octahedra of the most perfect and most refined form are found in diamonds.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension, Greek type.

Case Singular Plural
nominative octaedron octaedra
genitive octaedrī octaedrōrum
dative octaedrō octaedrīs
accusative octaedron octaedra
ablative octaedrō octaedrīs
vocative octaedron octaedra

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

octaēdron

  1. accusative singular of octaēdros