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I know the name of the heptadecagon (17 sides) and the diacosipentacontaheptagon (257 sides). But what is the name of the polygon with 65537 sides? I am unable to figure it.

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    $\begingroup$ The modern Greek for $65537$ is εξήντα πέντε χιλιάδες πεντακόσια τριάντα επτά so perhaps that might give you a clue $\endgroup$ – Henry Jun 1 '18 at 0:48
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    $\begingroup$ "Gobbledygookon" $\endgroup$ – Venkataramana Jun 1 '18 at 1:02
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    $\begingroup$ You could call it the Hermes polygon, after the fellow who constructed it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Gustav_Hermes $\endgroup$ – Gerry Myerson Jun 1 '18 at 2:36
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    $\begingroup$ @Henry So you're telling us that it's a hexentapentechiliadepentacositriantaheptagon? $\endgroup$ – Tanner Swett Jun 1 '18 at 3:03
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    $\begingroup$ Mightaswellbenaninfinity-gon $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Jun 1 '18 at 4:31
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Following the portuguese nomenclature (I am from Brazil) and translating to english its results:

hexacontakaipentachiliakaipentahectakaitriacontakaiheptagon.

Best regards!!

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  • $\begingroup$ "kai" means "and" so I think we need a single one at the end. So hexacontapentachiliapentahectatriacontakaiheptagon? $\endgroup$ – coudy Jun 1 '18 at 8:24
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"$65537$-gon" is the name. Likewise "$257$-gon": writing (let alone saying) something like "diacosipentacontaheptagon" serves less to communicate $-$ if indeed it succeeds in communicating at all $-$ than to show off.

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    $\begingroup$ Indeed. :) ..... $\endgroup$ – paul garrett Jun 1 '18 at 1:43
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    $\begingroup$ Let me thank user-14830 for his constructive answer. $\endgroup$ – coudy Jun 1 '18 at 7:49
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    $\begingroup$ @coudy think of translating 14830 into Greek as well. $\endgroup$ – YCor Jun 1 '18 at 8:44

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