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oc·to·nar·y

 (ŏk′tə-nĕr′ē)
adj.
1. Of or relating to the number eight.
2. Consisting of eight members or of groups containing eight.
n. pl. oc·to·nar·ies
A group or set of eight.

[Latin octōnārius, containing eight, from octōnī, eight each, from octō, eight; see oktō(u) in Indo-European roots.]

octonary

(ˈɒktənərɪ)
adj
relating to or based on the number eight
n, pl -naries
1. (Poetry) prosody a stanza of eight lines
2. a group of eight
[C16: from Latin octōnārius, from octōnī eight at a time]

octonary

a stanza of eight lines; an octave. — octonary, adj.
See also: Verse
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.octonary - the cardinal number that is the sum of seven and oneoctonary - the cardinal number that is the sum of seven and one
digit, figure - one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration; "0 and 1 are digits"
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Under this holistic view, quaternary, quinary, senary, septenary, octonary, nonary, and denary sources would be realized some day.
Yet most octonary modal systems of the seventeenth century (for example, the one advanced in Adriano Banchieri's Cartella musicale [1614]) deal neatly with such compositions, recognizing both C and D as princi pal cadential degrees (cordes) in mode 8.