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heliacal

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adjective he·li·a·cal \hi-ˈlī-ə-kəl\

Definition of heliacal

  1. :  relating to or near the sun —used especially of the last setting of a star before and its first rising after invisibility due to conjunction with the sun

he·li·a·cal·ly play \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


Origin of heliacal

Late Latin heliacus, from Greek hēliakos, from hēlios


First Known Use: 1545

Rhymes with heliacal


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