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  • n. The addition of a day to the lunar calendar.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The addition of a day to the lunar calendar.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In chronology, an anticipation, or occurrence of a natural event sooner than the time given by a rule; especially, the falling of the new moon earlier than the nineteen-year period would make it, amounting to one day in 312½ years according to Clavius and the constructors of the Gregorian calendar (really 310 years), in consequence of which a lunar correction is introduced into the tables for calculating Easter; also, the effect of the precession of the equinoxes in making these come before the sun has performed his circuit among the stars. See metemptosis.

Etymologies

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New Latin, from Ancient Greek πρό ("before") + ἐν ("in") + πτωτός ("fallen").

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