The first thing we have to do is establish the etymological origin of the term eighth. In this sense, we can determine that it derives from Latin, more exactly from the word "octavus," which can be translated as "he who has the position that follows the seventh."
Usually, either in feminine (eighth) or masculine (eighth), it is a adjective type numeral ordinal that qualifies what it happens to the seventh in a certain order .
For example: “The eighth edition of the literary contest was a great success”, "The selection finished eighth in the standings, behind France", "This is the eighth day we have no electricity".
The notion of octave can also be used to name each part that makes up a all divided into eight portions or segments : "According to the contract, you are entitled to one eighth of the proceeds from sales", “An octave of the land will be used for sowing wheat”.
In the field of literature , an octave is the stanza composed of 8 verses of eleven syllables (that is, endecasyllables). This combination of verses It follows a certain scheme in relation to rhymes, which are consonants. The concept, however, can also be used to name any combination that has 8 verses.
In this sense, we cannot ignore the existence of what is known as the royal octave. This is the term used to name a stanza of eight verses of eleven syllables each which also has three consonant rhymes. In this case, we must clarify that the last two rhyme with each other and the first six following this structure: 11A 11B 11A 11B 11A 11B.
There are several authors who cultivated this type of octave throughout their trajectory. This would be the case, for example, of the Spanish Garcilaso de la Vega (1498 - 1536) or of the Renaissance Ludovico Ariosto (1474 - 1533) or Torquato Tasso (1544 - 1595).
It should not be overlooked either that within the religious field the term eighth is also used. Specifically, this is used to refer to the eight-day period during which the Church is responsible for celebrating an important event.
Also do not forget the existence of a means of communication that responds to the name "Digital Eighth". It is a publication of the Network, which comes to collect and report all the events and news that occur in relation to the Aragonese population of Utebo.
The idea of octave is also used in the music . It can be about interval that exists between a pair of sounds that have frequencies that maintain a 2-1 link. If a sound has a fundamental frequency of 2640 Hz, an octave higher than that whose frequency is 1320 Hz will be found.
The musical scale of West it contemplates seven different levels in terms of tone and halftone. The series that covers all the notes (from Do until Yes ) and that includes the repetition of the first note (Do ) is also called octave.