Sothic Definition

sōthĭk, sŏthĭk
Of, relating to, or deriving from the name of Sothis.
American Heritage
Of or having to do with Sirius, the Dog Star.
Webster's New World
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.
Webster's New World
Being a cycle consisting of 1,460 years of 365 days in the ancient Egyptian calendar.
American Heritage

Origin of Sothic

  • From Greek Sōthis the star Sirius Sothis

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

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