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Origin of Sothis
OTHER WORDS FROM SothisSo·thic [soh-thik, soth-ik] /ˈsoʊ θɪk, ˈsɒθ ɪk/, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for sothic
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.