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]

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  • proemptosis —   n. addition once in every three centuries of one day to lunar calendar …   Dictionary of difficult words

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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