Acronycal

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Acronycal a-kron′ik-al midnight, applied to stars that rise at sunset and set at sunrise, or opposite to the sun
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. akros, summit, middle (of time), and nyx, nyktos, 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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