Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See Sirius.

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  • proper n. A star given great significance by the Ancient Egyptians, believed to be Sirius by modern scholars.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the brightest star in the sky; in Canis Major

Etymologies

Greek Sōthis, from Egyptian spdt.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Ancient Greek Σῶθις (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • There were two feasts of the New-Year, twelve of the first days of the months, one of the rising of the dog-star (Sirius, called Sothis), and others to the great gods, to seed-time and harvest, to the rise and fall of the

    Ten Great Religions An Essay in Comparative Theology

  • If they were desirous of expressing the year, they drew a picture of Isis, who is also in their language called Sothis, or dog-star, one of the first constellations, by the rising of which the year commences; its inscription at Sais was, It is I that rise in the constellation of the Dog.

    The Ruins, or, Meditation on the Revolutions of Empires and the Law of Nature

  • Sothis morning, after a few minutes of really screwing up at Shiva Nata, I lay down and meditated for a while, then picked up my notebook to record what happened when I dove into my own dirt.

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  • Sothis piece will instead concern Michael Curtiz, a Hungarian-born director who never commanded the adulation of a Lubitsch, Hitchcock, Ford or Welles.

    John Farr: The Man Who Made the Best Movie Ever

  • And what I do is I watch, I listen, and I do my homework, and then I say, “Sothis is the way I can amplify that -– by the way my camera moves or my editing.”

    Buzzine » The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

  • As the "Eye" of the Great Dog Canis Major, Sirius was sometimes called Canopis or Dog-Eye, the same as the holy city of Anubis who, as Dog of Death, kept Osiris' soul in the star Sothis until his rebirth.

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  • Sothis is the ancient Greek name for the star Sirius.

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  • Check out his take on the subject of Sothis/Sirius at the latest update to Random Round-up at Goddesschess.

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  • “The results we have suggest that a Cult of Sothis developed in Ethiopia with the arrival of Judaism and the Ark of the Covenant, and continued until 600AD,” an announcement by the University of Hamburg on behalf of the research team said.

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  • "Three Wise Men" announced the rising of Sothis - the three stars in Orion's belt which point directly toward Sirius.

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