Sothic cycle


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So′thic cy′cle

(ˈsoʊ θɪk, ˈsɒθ ɪk)
n.
(in the ancient Egyptian calendar) a period of 1460 Sothic years.
[1855–60]
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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).
He interprets "730 years, 3 months, 3 days, and 3 hours," a time interval mentioned in connection with the rising, as an indirect reference to the Sothic cycle and the only such reference to the cycle in hieroglyphic sources.
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.