sothic

Sothis

[soh-this]
noun
the name for the star Sirius, the Dog Star, given by the ancient Egyptians.

Origin:
< Greek Sṓthis < Egyptian spdt

Sothic [soh-thik, soth-ik] , adjective
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Sothic (ˈsəʊθɪk, ˈsɒθ-)
 
adj
relating to the star Sirius or to the rising of this star
 
[C19: from Greek Sōthis, from Egyptian, name of Sirius]

Sothis (ˈsəʊθɪs)
 
n
another name for Sirius
 
[Greek; see Sothic]

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