Embolismic - definition of embolismic by The Free Dictionary
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Related to embolismic: Embolismic year
, Embolismic month
, Epagomenal days
, Intercalary month
1. Obstruction or occlusion of a blood vessel by an embolus.
2. An embolus.
[Middle English embolisme, insertion of one or more days in a calendar, from Late Latin embolismus, from Greek embolismos, from emballein, to insert; see emblem.]
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While the year is not given, other coins datestamped with embolismic
months, including one explicitly datestamped as Dystros Embolimos in SEM 317 = A.
Because solar years cannot be evenly divided into lunar months, an extra embolismic
or intercalary month must be added to prevent the starting date of the lunar cycles from "drifting" away from the spring season.