Definition:Dodecahedron/Linguistic Note

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Linguistic Note on Dodecahedron

The word dodecahedron derives from the Classical Greek δωδεκάεδρόν:

dodeca (δωδεκά), meaning twelve
hedron (a form of ἕδρα), meaning base or seat.

The technically correct plural of dodecahedron is dodecahedra, but the word dodecahedrons can often be found.