Canicular meaning

kə-nĭkyə-lər
Of or relating to Sirius or Procyon, two stars in the constellation Canis Major.
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Of or relating to the dog days.
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Of the dog days in July and August.
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Of or pertaining to the dog days.
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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