Sothic cycle


Sothic cycle
So′thic cy′cle
[[t]ˈsoʊ θɪk, ˈsɒθ ɪk[/t]] n.
astron. anh (in the ancient Egyptian calendar) a period of 1460 Sothic years
Etymology: 1855–60

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Sothic cycle — /soʊθɪk ˈsaɪkəl/ (say sohthik suykuhl) noun (in the ancient Egyptian calendar) a period of 1460 Sothic years. Also, Sothic period …   Australian English dictionary

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