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Sothis

[soh-this] /ˈsoʊ θɪs/
noun
1.
the name for the star Sirius, the Dog Star, given by the ancient Egyptians.
Origin
< Greek Sṓthis < Egyptian spdt
Related forms
Sothic
[soh-thik, soth-ik] /ˈsoʊ θɪk, ˈsɒθ ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sothic

Sothic

/ˈsəʊθɪk; ˈsɒθ-/
adjective
1.
relating to the star Sirius or to the rising of this star
Word Origin
C19: from Greek Sōthis, from Egyptian, name of Sirius

Sothis

/ˈsəʊθɪs/
noun
1.
another name for Sirius
Word Origin
Greek; see Sothic
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Word Origin and History for sothic

Sothic

adj.

as in Sothic cycle, a period of 1,460 years, 1828, from French Sothique, from Greek Sothis, an Egyptian name of the star Sirius. The Sothic year is determined by the heliacal rising of Sirius.

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