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Ancient Greek ἀκρόνυκτος (akrónuktos, rising at nightfall), one of the three poetic times for the rising and setting of stars, along with cosmical and heliacal.


acronycal (not comparable)

  1. (astronomy) Rising at sunset and setting at sunrise, as a star.


Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for acronycal in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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