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 written acronical, achronychal, acronichal, and acronical. [1913 Webster]


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  • acronychal — /əˈkrɒnɪkəl/ (say uh kronikuhl) adjective occurring at sunset, as the rising or setting of a star. Also, US, acronical. {Greek akronychos at nightfall + al1} …   Australian English dictionary

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  • acronychally — acronˈychally adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑acronychal …   Useful english dictionary

  • acronyctous — (ˌækrəʊˈnɪktəs) [f. Gr. ἀκρόνυκτ ος, an occas. variant of ἀκρόνυχος; see acronych.] = acronychal. (In mod. Dicts.) …   Useful english dictionary

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