epact

noun
\ ˈē-ˌpakt How to pronounce epact (audio) , ˈe- How to pronounce epact (audio) \

Definition of epact

: a period added to harmonize the lunar with the solar calendar

First Known Use of epact

1588, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for epact

Middle French epacte, from Late Latin epacta, from Greek epaktē, from epagein to bring in, intercalate, from epi- + agein to drive — more at agent

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about epact

Dictionary Entries near epact

epacrid

Epacridaceae

epacris

epact

epactal

epagoge

epagomenal

Statistics for epact

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for epact

The first known use of epact was in 1588

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on epact

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with epact

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about epact

Comments on epact

What made you want to look up epact? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

not constant or steady

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Summer 2019 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a-bowl-of-peach-sorbet-with-cut-peaches-next-to-it
  • Which is a synonym of desideratum?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!