Canicular Definition

kə-nĭkyə-lər
adjective
Of the Dog Star (Sirius)
Webster's New World
Measured by its rising.
Webster's New World

Of the dog days in July and August.

Webster's New World

Of or pertaining to the ancient Egyptian cycle of 1460 years, or the year from one rising of Sirius to the next.

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Origin of Canicular

  • Late Latin canīculāris of Sirius from Latin Canīcula Sirius diminutive of canis dog kwon- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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