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# golden number

## noun

- a number between 1 and 19, used to indicate the position of any year in the Metonic cycle, calculated as the remainder when 1 is added to the given year and the sum is divided by 19. If the remainder is zero the number is 19
*the golden number of 1984 is 9*

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It is, however, only used in those years in which the epact 19 concurs with the golden number 19.

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When the golden number is 19, that is to say, in the last year of the lunar cycle, the supplementary month contains only 29 days.

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This period is the cycle of the moon, called the Golden Number because the Greeks, to honor it, had it written in letters of gold.

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Divide one more than the given year by 19, the remainder (or 19 if no remainder) is the golden number.

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The Golden Number is a term arising from the discovery that the sun performs his annual course 19 times to the moon's 235.

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