Metemptosis Met`emp*to"sis, n. [NL., from Gr. ? beyond, after + ? a falling upon, fr. ? to fall in or upon; ? in + ? to fall.] (Chron.) The suppression of a day in the calendar to prevent the date of the new moon being set a day too late, or the suppression of the bissextile day once in 134 years. The opposite to this is the proemptosis, or the addition of a day every 330 years, and another every 2,400 years. [1913 Webster]

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  • metemptosis —   n. omission of day from calendar (as of intercalary day once in 134 years) to correct date of new moon …   Dictionary of difficult words

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  • Proemptosis — Pro emp*to sis, n. [NL., from Gr. ? to fall in before; ? before + ? in + ? to fall.] (Chron.) The addition of a day to the lunar calendar. [R.] See {Metemptosis}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Metemptose — Me|temp|to|se* die; <aus gleichbed. mgr. metémptosis zu ↑meta... u. gr. empíptein »hineinfallen«> im gregorianischen Kalender das Ausfallen des Schalttages in jedem Jahr, dessen Zahl durch 100 teilbar ist, während die durch 400 teilbaren… …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

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