Octennial
Octennial Oc*ten"ni*al, a. [L. octennium a period of eight years; octo eight + annus year.] Happening every eighth year; also, lasting a period of eight years. --Johnson. -- {Oc*ten"ni*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • octennial — [äk ten′ē əl] adj. [< LL octennium, period of eight years (< L octo, eight + annus, year) + AL] 1. happening every eight years 2. lasting eight years octennially adv …   English World dictionary

  • octennial — octennially, adj. /ok ten ee euhl/, adj. 1. occurring every eight years. 2. of or for eight years. [1650 60; < LL octenni(um) eight year period (oct OCT + enn , comb. form of annus year + ium IUM) + AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • octennial — adjective a) Occurring every eight years. b) Lasting or taking eight years …   Wiktionary

  • octennial — É‘k tenɪəl /É’k adj. occurring every eight years; lasting for eight years …   English contemporary dictionary

  • octennial — adjective lasting for or recurring every eight years. Origin C17: from late L. octennium period of eight years + al …   English new terms dictionary

  • octennial — oc·ten·ni·al …   English syllables

  • octennial — /ɒkˈtɛniəl/ (say ok teneeuhl) adjective 1. occurring every eight years. 2. of or for eight years. {Late Latin octennium a period of eight years + al1} –octennially, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

  • octennial —   a. happening in every eighth year; lasting eight years …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • octennial — adj. 1 lasting eight years. 2 occurring every eight years. Etymology: LL octennium period of eight years (as OCT , annus year) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Octennially — Octennial Oc*ten ni*al, a. [L. octennium a period of eight years; octo eight + annus year.] Happening every eighth year; also, lasting a period of eight years. Johnson. {Oc*ten ni*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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