[Haskell-cafe] Re: [Haskell] [OT] Plural forms of the word "octopus" [Was: Re: Marketing Haskell]

ajb at spamcop.net ajb at spamcop.net
Mon Apr 6 04:02:17 EDT 2009

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G'day all.

Quoting "Benjamin L.Russell" <DekuDekuplex at Yahoo.com>:

> According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, it is "topoi" (see
> http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/topos).

Topoi form a certain class of category.  You can study topous, you can
prove theorems about topois and you can discover properties of topon.

(That last one is an omega, so it's pronounced more like "top-own".)

> Where did you find "octoposi?"

In my ancient copy of Liddell and Scott.  Here's the online entry:


Andrew Bromage

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