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synonyms for Sothis

  • Canicula
  • Sirius
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How to use Sothis in a sentence

This period, measured thus by the heliacal rising of Sothis, is spoken of as the Sothic cycle.
A HISTORY OF SCIENCE, VOLUME 1(OF 5)HENRY SMITH WILLIAMS
The Egyptians worshipped the star as Sothis, and it was believed to be the abode of the soul of Isis.
THE ASTRONOMY OF MILTON'S 'PARADISE LOST'THOMAS ORCHARD
Hence the priests of Lower Egypt commenced the reign of the seven great gods with the beginning of a Sothis period.
THE HISTORY OF ANTIQUITY, VOL. I (OF VI)MAX DUNCKER
Then followed, beginning like the rest with the beginning of a Sothis period, the rule of human kings.
THE HISTORY OF ANTIQUITY, VOL. I (OF VI)MAX DUNCKER
The beginning of the inundation of the Nile was marked by the rising of the star Sothis or Sirius.
MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF ANCIENT EGYPTLEWIS SPENCE
The name implies 'the tearer' or 'render,' and she is also entitled 'the lady of Sept'—that is, of the star Sothis.
MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF ANCIENT EGYPTLEWIS SPENCE
When Ra entered his boat Sothis, or the goddess Hathor, took her place on his head like a crown.
MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF ANCIENT EGYPTLEWIS SPENCE
The twelve months completed, a new year began, whose birth was heralded by the rising of Sothis in the early days of August.
HISTORY OF EGYPT, CHALDA, SYRIA, BABYLONIA, AND ASSYRIA, VOLUME 1 (OF 12)G. MASPERO
Their year originally began when the rapid rising of the Nile coincided with the rising of the star Sirius, called by them Sothis.
ARCHOLOGY AND THE BIBLEGEORGE A. BARTON
This was based upon the heliacal rising of Sirius (Sothis) coincident with the beginning of the inundation.
THE WORLD'S PROGRESS, VOL. I (OF X)VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO SOTHIS

  • Canicula
  • Sirius
  • Sothis
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