Definition of Sothis
1. Noun. The brightest star in the sky; in Canis Major.
Generic synonyms: Binary, Binary Star, Double Star
Group relationships: Canis Major, Great Dog
Derivative terms: Canicular
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Literary usage of Sothis
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Second Series of the Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians by John Gardner Wilkinson (1841)
"That she had the name of Isis-Sothis, and was supposed to represent Sirius, is perfectly true, as the sculptures themselves abundantly prove t; ..."
2. Cosmos: A Sketch of a Physical Description of the Universe by Alexander Von Humboldt, Benjamin Horatio Paul, William Sweetland Dallas, Elise C. Otté (1852)
"I have taken what follows from letters of Professor Lepsius to myself (February 1850):—•" The Egyptian name of Sirius, marked as a female star, is Sothis; ..."
3. Transactions of the Royal Society of Literature of the United Kingdom (1870)
"the Sothis through the hours of the night, as long as it was apparent, ... With Sothis is associated another star, called the " star coming after" or ..."
4. Transactions of the Royal Society of Literature of the United Kingdom by Royal Society of Literature (Great Britain) (1870)
"the Sothis through the hours of the night, as long as it was apparent, ... With Sothis is associated another star, called the "star coming after" or ..."
5. A Compendious System of Natural Philosophy: With Notes, Containing the by John Rowning (1758)
"... or .great Dog-Star Tear; as being reckoned to begin in that Year in which the Dog-Star (or Sothis) ..."
6. Horae Aegyptiacae: Or, the Chronology of Ancient Egypt Discovered from by Reginald Stuart Poole (1851)
"Since the head of the figure of Sothis is beneath the commencement of the ... that, at the time when this record was sculptured, Sothis rose in the manner ..."