Meaning of OCTAVO in English


n. (pl. -os) 1 a size of book or page given by folding a standard sheet three times to form a quire of eight leaves. 2 a book or sheet of this size. °Abbr.: 8vo.

[ L in octavo in an eighth f. octavus eighth ]

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