Canicular year

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Canicular year See under Canicular.
    • Canicular year the Egyptian year, computed from one heliacal rising of the Dog Star to another.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Canicular year —the ancient Egyptian—counted from one heliacal rising of Sirius to the next—(the Canicular Cycle was the cycle of 1461 years of 365 days each, or 1460 Julian years, also called the Sothiac period)
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. geár, gér; Ger. jahr, Ice. ár, Gr. hōra, season.