Sothic period


Sothic period
Sothic period or Sothic cycle noun
A period of 1460 years, after which the beginning of the Egyptian year of 365 days again coincides with the beginning of the Sothic year, which was reckoned from the heliacal rising of Sirius
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Sothic cycle or Sothic period,
a cycle or period of 1,460 Sothic years.

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  • sothic cycle — noun Usage: usually capitalized S : a period of 1460 Sothic years in the ancient Egyptian calendar being the time required for the beginning of the vague year of 365 days to return to its original place in relation to the sun after retrogressing… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sothic — Sothiac So thi*ac, Sothic Soth ic, a. Of or pertaining to Sothis, the Egyptian name for the Dog Star; taking its name from the Dog Star; canicular. [1913 Webster] {Sothiac year}, or {Sothic year} (Chronol.), the Egyptian year of 365 days and 6… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sothic year — Sothiac So thi*ac, Sothic Soth ic, a. Of or pertaining to Sothis, the Egyptian name for the Dog Star; taking its name from the Dog Star; canicular. [1913 Webster] {Sothiac year}, or {Sothic year} (Chronol.), the Egyptian year of 365 days and 6… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sothic cycle — (in the ancient Egyptian calendar) a period of 1460 Sothic years. Also called Sothic period. [1855 60; SOTH(IS) + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • Sothic cycle — /soʊθɪk ˈsaɪkəl/ (say sohthik suykuhl) noun (in the ancient Egyptian calendar) a period of 1460 Sothic years. Also, Sothic period …   Australian English dictionary

  • Sothic — [sō′thik, säth′ik] adj. 〚Gr Sōthiakos < Sōthis, the Dog Star < Egypt Spdt〛 1. of or having to do with Sirius, the Dog Star 2. designating or of an ancient Egyptian cycle or period based on a fixed year of 3651/ 4 days (Sothic year) and equal to 1 …   Universalium

  • Sothic — as in Sothic cycle, a period of 1,460 years, from Fr. Sothique, from Gk. Sothis, an Egyptian name of the star Sirius …   Etymology dictionary

  • Sothic — [sō′thik, säth′ik] adj. [Gr Sōthiakos < Sōthis, the Dog Star < Egypt Spdt] 1. of or having to do with Sirius, the Dog Star 2. designating or of an ancient Egyptian cycle or period based on a fixed year of 3651/ 4 days (Sothic year) and… …   English World dictionary

  • Sothic cycle — The Sothic cycle or Canicular period is a period of 1461 ancient Egyptian years (of 365 days each) or 1460 Julian years (averaging 365.25 days each). During a Sothic cycle, the 365 day year loses enough time that the start of the year once again… …   Wikipedia

  • Sothic cycle — So′thic cy′cle [[t]ˈsoʊ θɪk, ˈsɒθ ɪk[/t]] n. astron. anh (in the ancient Egyptian calendar) a period of 1460 Sothic years • Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang