ogdoad og"do*ad ([o^]g"d[-o]*[a^]d), n. [Gr. 'ogdoa`s, 'ogdoa`dos, from 'oktw` eight.] A thing made up of eight parts. --Milman. [1913 Webster]

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  • Ogdoad — In Egyptian mythology, the Ogdoad (Greek ογδοάς , the eightfold) were eight deities worshipped in Hermopolis during what is called the Old Kingdom, the third through sixth dynasties, dated between 2686 to 2134 BC. First it was a cult having… …   Wikipedia

  • ogdoad — /og doh ad /, n. 1. the number eight. 2. a group of eight. [1615 25; < LL ogdoad (s. of ogdoas) < Gk ogdoás, deriv. of ógdoos eighth; see AD1] * * * …   Universalium

  • ogdoad — [ ɒgdəʊad] noun rare a group or set of eight. Origin C17: via late L. from Gk ogdoas, ogdoad , from ogdoos eighth , from oktō eight …   English new terms dictionary

  • ogdoad — n. a group of eight. Etymology: LL ogdoas ogdoad f. Gk ogdoas ados f. ogdoos eighth f. okto eight …   Useful english dictionary

  • ogdoad — n. set of eight, octad, group of eight; eight, number 8 …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ogdoad — og·do·ad …   English syllables

  • ogdoad — /ˈɒgdoʊˌæd/ (say ogdoh.ad) noun 1. the number eight. 2. group of eight. {Late Latin ogdoas, from Greek: the number eight} …   Australian English dictionary

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  • ogdoad —    another name for an octad; this very learned spelling is a transliteration of the ancient Greek …   Dictionary of units of measurement