2009-04-16 / Editorials
Something Old is New Again
Discerning the Mystery of Easter JAMES V. SCHALL, S.J. The word "octave" is from Greek and Latin words meaning the number eight. A Pentagon is something with five sides, an octagonal building, of which there is one in Washington, has eight sides. It can be divided into eight triangles. Musical steps above and below a given pitch are also referred to as an "octave.