Origin of Sothis
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An illustration will show how the Sothic cycle helps in determining dates.
This period, measured thus by the heliacal rising of Sothis, is spoken of as the Sothic cycle.A History of Science, Volume 1(of 5)|Henry Smith Williams
Probably neither the Sothic nor any other era was employed by the ancient Egyptians, who dated solely by regnal years (see below).
The greatest aid in fixing Egyptian chronology is the Sothic Cycle.
It is this Sothic period which Manetho has employed in his account of Egyptian history.
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Word Origin for Sothic
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Word Origin for Sothis
Word Origin and History for sothic
as in Sothic cycle, a period of 1,460 years, 1828, from French Sothique, from Greek Sothis, an Egyptian name of the star Sirius. The Sothic year is determined by the heliacal rising of Sirius.