Sothic meaning

sōthĭk, sŏthĭk
Of, relating to, or deriving from the name of Sothis.
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Being the ancient Egyptian calendar year, consisting of 36514 days.
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Being a cycle consisting of 1,460 years of 365 days in the ancient Egyptian calendar.
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Of or having to do with Sirius, the Dog Star.
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Designating or of an ancient Egyptian cycle or period based on a fixed year of 36514 days (Sothic year) and equal to 1,460 such years.
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Origin of sothic

  • From Greek Sōthis the star Sirius Sothis

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