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saros

[sair-os] /ˈsɛər ɒs/
noun, Astronomy
1.
the period of 223 synodic months, equaling 6585.32 days or 18 years, 11.32 days (or 10.32 days if 5 leap years occur in the interval), after which eclipses repeat but are shifted 120° west.
Origin of saros
1605-1615
1605-15; < Greek sárosAkkadian shār
Related forms
saronic
[suh-ron-ik] /səˈrɒn ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective

Saros

[sahr-ohs, -aws] /ˈsɑr oʊs, -ɔs/
noun
1.
Gulf of, an inlet of the Aegean, N of the Gallipoli Peninsula. 37 miles (60 km) long; 22 miles (35 km) wide.
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British Dictionary definitions for saros

saros

/ˈseɪrɒs/
noun
1.
a cycle of about 18 years 11 days (6585.32 days) in which eclipses of the sun and moon occur in the same sequence and at the same intervals as in the previous such cycle
Derived Forms
saronic (səˈrɒnɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C19: from Greek, from Babylonian šāru 3600 (years); modern astronomical use apparently based on mistaken interpretation of šāru as a period of 181/2 years

Saros

/ˈsɑːrɒs/
noun
1.
Gulf of Saros, an inlet of the Aegean in NW Turkey, north of the Gallipoli Peninsula. Length: 59 km (37 miles). Width: 35 km (22 miles)
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