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oc·tad

(ok'tad),
1. Synonym(s): octavalent
2. An octavalent element or radical.
[L. octo, eight]

octad

the eight ascospores contained in a fungal ASCUS.
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Pasupati, the deity that would make the series an octad, is missing as the result of a textual corruption.
25) For instance, as noted by Zieseniss (1939:109-10), the Bhuvanakosa describes the octad of Lokapalas in terms that apparently identify them as manifestations of Siva himself.
Stanza 14 specifies that each of the deities of the additional octad (as in Stuti 751 and the Sangsang plate, save for one variant) should be placed between the eight main directions.