Tetrakishexahedron

I’m working on a series of four books (plus a prequel, but let’s not get complicated). A series of four is a tetralogy, right? To verify, I looked it up on dictionary.com. Then I got sidetracked by this wonderful, wonderful word:

Tetrakishexahedron
Tet`ra*kis*hex`a*he”dron\, n. [Gr. ? four times + E. hexahedron.] (Crystallog.) A tetrahexahedron.

And I love the definition. It’s so helpful. So let’s look up tetrahexahedron.

Tetrahexahedron
Tet`ra*hex`a*he”dron\, n. [Tetra- + hexahedron.] (Crystallog.) A solid in the isometric system, bounded by twenty-four equal triangular faces, four corresponding to each face of the cube.

Two awesome words, one defining the other.

What is that you say? You would like to see a rotating model?

There is a scene in Book One where my hero cuts something into a cube. Had I known of the tetrakishexahedron, I SO would have made him cut it with 24 sides.

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8 thoughts on “Tetrakishexahedron

  1. I always learn something new and interesting when I read your blog. Though I must confess that this particular one has me scratching my head. I think I need to reread your post and check out that rotating model again. I never was any good at math.

  2. Haha… you caught me. I’m a geometry nerd. Have you ever played the game Scattergories? It has a 20 sided die. I wonder what that’s called…

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