Acronyc
Acronyc A*cron"yc, Acronychal A*cron"ych*al, a. [Gr. 'akro`nychos at nightfall; 'a`kros + ny`x night.] (Astron.) Rising at sunset and setting at sunrise, as a star; -- opposed to {cosmical}. [1913 Webster]

Note: The word is sometimes incorrectly written acronical, achronychal, acronichal, and acronical. [1913 Webster]


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  • Acronychal — Acronyc A*cron yc, Acronychal A*cron ych*al, a. [Gr. akro nychos at nightfall; a kros + ny x night.] (Astron.) Rising at sunset and setting at sunrise, as a star; opposed to {cosmical}. [1913 Webster] Note: The word is sometimes incorrectly… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Achronic — A*chron ic, a. See {Acronyc}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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