/ (ˈsəʊθɪk, ˈsɒθ-) /
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relating to the star Sirius or to the rising of this star
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Word Origin for Sothic
C19: from Greek Sōthis, from Egyptian, name of Sirius
Words nearby Sothic
sot, Soter, soteriology, so that, Sothern, Sothic, Sothic cycle, Sothic year, Sothis, Sotho, sotie
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How to use Sothic in a sentence
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
To what Sothic cycle are these 443 years or xv generations said to belong?Tradition|John Francis Arundell
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.
An illustration will show how the Sothic cycle helps in determining dates.