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Metonic cycle definitions

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a period of 19 years (235 lunar months) covering all the changes of the moon's position relative to the sun and the earth. Etymology: Gk Meton, Athenian astronomer of the 5th c. BC

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Cycle of indiction, a period of 15 years, employed in Roman and ecclesiastical chronology, not founded on any astronomical period, but having reference to certain judicial acts which took place at stated epochs under the Greek emperors. Cycle of the moon, or Metonic cycle, a period of 19 years, after the lapse of which the new and full moon returns to the same day of the year; -- so called from Meton, who first proposed it. Cycle of the sun, Solar cycle, a period of 28 years, at the end of which time the days of the month return to the same days of the week. The dominical or Sunday letter follows the same order; hence the solar cycle is also called the cycle of the Sunday letter. In the Gregorian calendar the solar cycle is in general interrupted at the end of the century.



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