[ok-tey-vee-uh n] /ɒkˈteɪ vi ən/
(Octavian) died a.d. 964, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 955–964.
the name of Augustus before he became emperor (27 bc) See Augustus
masc. proper name, from Latin, from Octavius, from octavus “eighth,” from octo (see eight).
But although we find so marked differences in the use of the numerals as names, it is impossible to believe that this use did not arise in the same way for all; that is, that they were at first used to distinguish children by the order of birth. But when we find them as praenomina in historical times it is evident that they no longer referred to order of birth. [George Davis Chase, “The Origin of Roman Praenomina,” “Harvard Studies in Classical Philology,” 1897]
[ok-tey-vee-uh s] /ɒkˈteɪ vi əs/ noun 1. a male given name.
[ok-tey-voh, -tah-] /ɒkˈteɪ voʊ, -ˈtɑ-/ noun, plural octavos for 2. 1. a book size of about 6 × 9 inches (16 × 23 cm), determined by printing on sheets folded to form 8 leaves or 16 pages. Symbol: 8vo, 8°. 2. a book of this size. adjective 3. in octavo. /ɒkˈteɪvəʊ/ noun (pl) -vos 1. […]
[ohk-tah-woo s; English ok-tey-vuh s] /oʊkˈtɑ wʊs; English ɒkˈteɪ vəs/ adjective, Latin. 1. .
[ok-ten-ee-uh l] /ɒkˈtɛn i əl/ adjective 1. occurring every eight years. 2. of or for eight years. /ɒkˈtɛnɪəl/ adjective 1. occurring every eight years 2. lasting for eight years