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Sothis

[ soh-this ]
/ ˈsoʊ θɪs /
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noun

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

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Origin of Sothis

<Greek Sṓthis<Egyptian spdt

OTHER WORDS FROM Sothis

So·thic [soh-thik, soth-ik], /ˈsoʊ θɪk, ˈsɒθ ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Sothis

Sothis
/ (ˈsəʊθɪs) /

noun

another name for Sirius

Word Origin for Sothis

Greek; see Sothic
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