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    heliacal

    heliacal - Dictionary definition and meaning for word heliacal

    Definition
    (adj) pertaining to or near the sun; especially the first rising of a star after and last setting before its invisibility owing to its conjunction with the sun
    Synonyms : heliac
    Example Sentence
    • the heliacal rising of the Dog Star
    • the heliacal or Sothic year is determined by the heliacal rising of Sothis (the Egyptian name for the Dog Star)
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