epagomenal


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epagomenal

(ˌɛpəˈɡɒmənəl)
adj
inserted at intervals; intercalary
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A second pair refers to the annual birth of Osiris during the epagomenal days and the cyclical rebirth referred to during the Khoiak Festival.
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.
Since the time interval between two heliacal risings of Sirius, or Sothic year, was about 365 days they added 5 intercalary epagomenal days corresponding to the birthdays of the deities Osiris, Isis, Horus, Seth and Nephthys.