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Topic: Names of polygons
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John Conway

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Re: Polygons (3-50 sides)
Posted: Dec 7, 1994 4:59 PM
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There is an "official" set of names for polygons, uniformly derived
from the Greek after 4 sides, and you have some of them wrong.

"septa" is Latin, not Greek - the official version is "hepta"

The typical twenty-something is (eg) "icositetra"

and the typical thirty-something is (eg) "tricontapenta"

(which would also tell you what the typical forty-something would be. JHConway






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