Sothiac year
Sothiac So"thi*ac, Sothic Soth"ic, a. Of or pertaining to Sothis, the Egyptian name for the Dog Star; taking its name from the Dog Star; canicular. [1913 Webster]

{Sothiac year}, or {Sothic year} (Chronol.), the Egyptian year of 365 days and 6 hours, as distinguished from the Egyptian vague year, which contained 365 days. The Sothic period consists of 1,460 Sothic years, being equal to 1,461 vague years. One of these periods ended in July, a. d. 139. [1913 Webster]


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  • Sothiac — So thi*ac, Sothic Soth ic, a. Of or pertaining to Sothis, the Egyptian name for the Dog Star; taking its name from the Dog Star; canicular. [1913 Webster] {Sothiac year}, or {Sothic year} (Chronol.), the Egyptian year of 365 days and 6 hours, as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sothic year — Sothiac So thi*ac, Sothic Soth ic, a. Of or pertaining to Sothis, the Egyptian name for the Dog Star; taking its name from the Dog Star; canicular. [1913 Webster] {Sothiac year}, or {Sothic year} (Chronol.), the Egyptian year of 365 days and 6… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vague year — Vague Vague (v[=a]g), a. [Compar. {Vaguer} (v[=a]g [ e]r); superl. {Vaguest}.] [F. vague, or L. vagus. See {Vague}, v. i.] [1913 Webster] 1. Wandering; vagrant; vagabond. [Archaic] To set upon the vague villains. Hayward. [1913 Webster] She… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sothic — Sothiac So thi*ac, Sothic Soth ic, a. Of or pertaining to Sothis, the Egyptian name for the Dog Star; taking its name from the Dog Star; canicular. [1913 Webster] {Sothiac year}, or {Sothic year} (Chronol.), the Egyptian year of 365 days and 6… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vague — (v[=a]g), a. [Compar. {Vaguer} (v[=a]g [ e]r); superl. {Vaguest}.] [F. vague, or L. vagus. See {Vague}, v. i.] [1913 Webster] 1. Wandering; vagrant; vagabond. [Archaic] To set upon the vague villains. Hayward. [1913 Webster] She danced along with …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vaguer — Vague Vague (v[=a]g), a. [Compar. {Vaguer} (v[=a]g [ e]r); superl. {Vaguest}.] [F. vague, or L. vagus. See {Vague}, v. i.] [1913 Webster] 1. Wandering; vagrant; vagabond. [Archaic] To set upon the vague villains. Hayward. [1913 Webster] She… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vaguest — Vague Vague (v[=a]g), a. [Compar. {Vaguer} (v[=a]g [ e]r); superl. {Vaguest}.] [F. vague, or L. vagus. See {Vague}, v. i.] [1913 Webster] 1. Wandering; vagrant; vagabond. [Archaic] To set upon the vague villains. Hayward. [1913 Webster] She… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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