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tr.v. in·ter·ca·lat·ed, in·ter·ca·lat·ing, in·ter·ca·lates
1. To insert (a day or month) in a calendar.
2. To insert, interpose, or interpolate.

[Latin intercalāre, intercalāt- : inter-, inter- + calāre, to proclaim; see kelə- in Indo-European roots.]

in·ter′ca·la′tion n.
in·ter′ca·la′tive adj.
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Noun1.intercalation - an insertion into a calendar
calendar - a system of timekeeping that defines the beginning and length and divisions of the year
interval, time interval - a definite length of time marked off by two instants


[ɪnˌtɜːkəˈleɪʃən] Nintercalación f
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Nor do I understand how the embolismic month consists of 10 days from March.
By analogy with the following statement about March taking 10 days a year, with an embolismic month of 30 days inserted every third year, the author here should be saying that February takes a quarter-day each year, with an epagomenal day inserted every fourth year.
While the year is not given, other coins datestamped with embolismic months, including one explicitly datestamped as Dystros Embolimos in SEM 317 = A.