: relating to the ancient Egyptian year of 365¹/₄ days or to the Sothic cycle

Word History


Greek Sōthēs the star Sirius + English -ic; from the fact that the year began when Sirius first appeared on the eastern horizon at sunrise

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“Sothic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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