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What is the plural of octopus?

The plural form of octopus is octopuses (or occasionally octopodes). Although it is often supposed that octopi is the 'correct' plural of octopus, and it has been in use for longer than the usual Anglicized plural octopuses, it in fact originates as an error. Octopus is not a simple Latin word of the second declension, but a Latinized form of the Greek word oktopous, and its 'correct' plural would logically be octopodes.

Most dictionaries will list both octopuses and octopi as correct plurals.
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What is plural for octopus?

octopuses is the plural word octopus that is known so far in the UK and US. ======= Octopuses (or occasionally octopodes). Although it is often supposed that octopi is the ' (MORE)

What is the plural possessive form of octopus?

Before determining what the plural possessive form of "octopus" is, one must decide on which plural form to use. Many people incorrectly believe that the plural form of "octo (MORE)

What is the plural form of octopus?

The plural of Octopus is Octopuses. Octopodes is also acceptable but rarely used. The common misconception that the plural is octopi comes from the incorrect assumption that O (MORE)

Plural for octopus?

Octopuses or octopodes. The Anglicized (and most common) plural form of octopus is octopuses. Although it is often supposed that octopi is the 'correct' plural of octopus, and (MORE)

Is octopi plural for octopus?

Either octopuses or octopi is acceptable, as is the case with "hippopotami" and "hippopotamuses" and "thesauri" and "thesauruses."
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What is the plural of octopus and why?

Grammatically speaking, the correct classical plural of the word octopus should be octopodes, though the word octopuses is also used in English.The word octopi would indicate (MORE)

Why is octopi the plural of octopus but platypus is platypuses and not platypi?

The pluralization of octopus as "octopi" is in fact, in its Latinate form, incorrect, as this would require it to be a second declension Latin word. Since its classification i (MORE)