1. ## 18 = octocaedecagon

Hey!
What could I call a hole that is shaped like an octocaedecagon (a figure that has 18 sides) in a less sofisticated way?
Can I say 18-facet hole/opening?

Thanks

2. ## Re: 18 = octocaedecagon

Originally Posted by Jack8rkin
Hey!
What could I call a hole that is shaped like an octodecagon (a figure that has 18 sides) in a less sophisticated way?
Can I say 18-facet hole/opening?

Thanks
It's an 18-sided hole.

I don't think the word "octadecagon" is sophisticated but I think it would sound pompous if you used it in normal everyday speech. Most people wouldn't know how many sides it had so if you said "18-sided" no-one would be confused.

3. ## Re: 18 = octocaedecagon

I think Jack8rkin's spelling is probably attested too; this would fit the Gk 18: όκτоκαιδεκα .

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4. ## Re: 18 = octocaedecagon

It can also be octakaidecagon according to Octadecagon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

5. ## Re: 18 = octocaedecagon

Originally Posted by fivejedjon
It can also be octakaidecagon according to Octadecagon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I was just thinking that the middle section would be more likely to translate to "kai" than "cae".

6. ## Re: 18 = octocaedecagon

Originally Posted by emsr2d2
I was just thinking that the middle section would be more likely to translate to "kai" than "cae".
I just copied and pasted the word from the Multitran dictionary I use.

7. ## Re: 18 = octocaedecagon

Originally Posted by Jack8rkin
I just copied and pasted the word from the Multitran dictionary I use.
I'm sure there are probably multiple acceptable possibilities because Greek doesn't use the same alphabet, there won't be just one single written translation.

8. ## Re: 18 = octocaedecagon

Originally Posted by emsr2d2
I'm sure there are probably multiple acceptable possibilities because Greek doesn't use the same alphabet, there won't be just one single written translation.
It's simple in Russian, just one version -- vosemnadtsatiugolnik
восемнадцатиугольник

9. ## Re: 18 = octocaedecagon

Originally Posted by Jack8rkin
It's simple in Russian, just one version -- vosemnadtsatiugolnik
восемнадцатиугольник
Ha ha. Oh yeah, very simple!

10. ## Re: 18 = octocaedecagon

Originally Posted by emsr2d2
Ha ha. Oh yeah, very simple!
almost a half of the Russian alphabet.

But still, just one version!

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