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From Latin octogenarius, from octogeni (eighty each), octoginta (eighty), from octo (eight). See eight, eighty. Compare octogenarian.


octogenary (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) Of eighty years of age.
    Being then octogenary. — Aubrey.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for octogenary in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)