intercalary[in tʉr′kə ler′ē]
- added to the calendar: said of a day, month, etc. inserted in a calendar year to make it correspond to the solar year
- having such a day, month, etc. added: said of a year
- interpolated or inserted
Origin of intercalaryClassical Latin intercalarius, intercalaris ; from intercalare: see intercalate
- a. Inserted in the calendar to make the calendar year correspond to the solar year. Used of a day or month.b. Having such a day or month inserted. Used of a year.
- Inserted between other elements or parts; interpolated.
Origin of intercalaryLatin intercalārius, intercalāris, from intercalāre, to intercalate; see intercalate.