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 (sō′thĭk, sŏth′ĭk)
1. Of, relating to, or deriving from the name of Sothis.
2. Being the ancient Egyptian calendar year, consisting of 365 1/4 days.
3. Being a cycle consisting of 1,460 years of 365 days in the ancient Egyptian calendar.

[From Greek Sōthis, the star Sirius; see Sothis.]


(ˈsəʊθɪk; ˈsɒθ-)
(Astronomy) relating to the star Sirius or to the rising of this star
[C19: from Greek Sōthis, from Egyptian, name of Sirius]
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The 19 selected papers consider the role of the Sacred Eye in ensuring the continuing identity of the deceased, reconstructing and re-editing the archive of seventh-century Bishop Pesynthios of Koptos/Keft, revisiting the chronology of the Middle Kingdom with lunar and Sothic data from the archive of el-Lahun, the conceptualization of anger, the vivification formulas as a case study of the increasing emphasis on collateral and female kin in the late Middle Kingdom and Second Intermediate Period, the function of metaphor in The Tale of the Eloquent Peasant, planned decoration in the temple of Kalabash, and other topics.
To be frank, we cannot even be sure of any Sothic date, irrespective of where that star was seen.
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.
In fact, the 1,461-year period it took for the Egyptian calendar to progress all the way back to synchronicity with Sirius and the seasons became known as the Sothic Cycle (after Sothis, the Greek name for Sirius, which was deified in the form of the Egyptian fertility goddess Sopdet).
These facts about the heliacal rising of Sirius and the Sothic Cycle are known to many amateur astronomers.
They begin at the beginning of the Sothic year (July 3), when the "dog star" Sirius appears as the brightest star in the sky at dawn.
Notwithstanding, the priestly order of Egypt stuck to their guns and retained their 365-day year, knowing full well that the actual 365 1/4-day year and the religious year wouldn't be in alignment again for almost a millennium and a half--1,460 years--the Sothic year (named after Sopdet, which the Greeks called Sirius, the Dog-Star).
Certainly not the priests who took sacred vows to preserve the hoary status quo and maintain control of the Sothic year.
Calculating from the date IV Peret 17 for Sesostris III's Sothic datum, the Darnells would locate GT11 at c.
According to the Roman historian Tacitus, the life span of the phoenix was 1,461 years, an interval that links the bird with Sirius through the Sothic cycle of the Egyptian solar calendar.
86637, and (8), a similar table from Tanis, are discussed in the general survey;] (9) Papyrus Carlsberg 9; (10) Sothic dates, i.
By toggling through the calendars, I found that this same day is November 16th in the Julian system, the 15th day of Kislev in the year 5754 in the Jewish calendar, the 14th day of Jumada II in the year 1414 in the Muslim calendar, the 16th day of Rooster in 4690 in the traditional Chinese calendar, and the 9th day of Parmute in the year 4778 in the Sothic calendar.