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|part of speech:
||any of several related carnivorous sea animals with a soft, rounded body and eight long tentacles with two rows of suckers on each.
||something resembling this animal in having many branches or arms or in exercising strong and far-reaching influence.
comes from oktopous
, an ancient Greek word that means "having eight feet"
The word octopus
contains the following part:
oct, octo, octa
that means eight