Acronyc

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Acronyc (Astron) Rising at sunset and setting at sunrise, as a star; -- opposed to cosmical.☞ The word is sometimes incorrectly written acronical achronychal acronichal, and acronical.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. 'akro`nychos at nightfall; 'a`kros + ny`x night

Usage

In literature:

According to Ovid, who fixed its acronycal rising for February 14, it had a common origin with Corvus and Crater.
"Astronomical Curiosities" by J. Ellard Gore
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