Sothis

[soh-this]
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noun

the name for the star Sirius, the Dog Star, given by the ancient Egyptians.

Origin of Sothis

< Greek Sṓthis < Egyptian spdt
Related formsSo·thic [soh-thik, soth-ik] /ˈsoʊ θɪk, ˈsɒθ ɪk/, adjective
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Canicula, Sirius, Sothis

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British Dictionary definitions for sothis

Sothis

noun

another name for Sirius

Word Origin for Sothis

Greek; see Sothic
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