the fixed year of the ancient Egyptians, determined by the heliacal rising of Sirius, and equivalent to 365 days.
the fixed year of the ancient Egyptians, 365 days 6 hours long, beginning with the appearance of the star Sirius on the eastern horizon at dawn, which heralded the yearly flooding of the Nile. A Sothic cycle contained 1460 such years
noun 1. the name for the star Sirius, the Dog Star, given by the ancient Egyptians. noun 1. another name for Sirius
noun, plural Sothos (especially collectively) Sotho for 3. 1. a group of closely related Bantu languages spoken in Lesotho and South Africa. 2. any of the Sotho languages, especially Sesotho. 3. Also called Basuto. a member of any of a cluster of linguistically and culturally related Bantu-speaking peoples of southern Africa, including the Tswana. noun […]
noun 1. a satirical and topical comedy employing actors dressed in traditional fool’s costume, popular in France during the late Middle Ages, and often used as a curtain raiser to mystery and morality plays.
noun 1. a Zen Buddhist school of Japan, characterized by the practice of sitting meditation leading to gradual enlightenment noun 1. See De Soto