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The Number 8

The next number is Eight.

8_for_PostEight the word is recorded from Old English (in form ehta, eahta) and is of Germanic origin; it comes from an Indo-European root shared by Latin octo and Greek oktō.
The Eight is the name given to a group of American realist painters who exhibited together in 1908, united by a concern to involve painting with the realities of contemporary, especially urban, life.
behind the eight ball (chiefly in North American usage) at a disadvantage; in a variety of the game of pool, the black ball is numbered eight.
have one over the eight have one drink too many, probably from the assumption that the average person can drink eight pints of beer without getting drunk. (Encyclopedia.com)

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Cardinal eight
Ordinal 8th
Numeral system octal
Factorization 23
Divisors 1, 3, 4, 8
Roman numeral VIII
Roman numeral (unicode) Ⅷ, ⅷ
Greek prefix octa-/oct-
Latin prefix octo-/oct-
Binary 10002
Ternary 223
Quaternary 204
Quinary 135
Senary 126
Octal 108
Duodecimal 812
Hexadecimal 816
Vigesimal 820
Base 36 836
Greek η (or Η)
Arabic ٨,8
Urdu ۸
Chinese numeral 八,捌
Hebrew ח (Het)
Hebrew שמונה (shmoneh)


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