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From Ancient Greek αἱ ἐπαγόμεναι (ἡμέραι) (hai epagómenai (hēmérai), the five intercalated days of the calendar of the Egyptians), from ἐπάγω (epágō, I bring in).



epagomenal (not comparable)

  1. (in certain calendar systems) intercalary
    • 1981, William Irwin Thompson, The Time Falling Bodies Take to Light: Mythology, Sexuality and the Origins of Culture, London: Rider/Hutchinson & Co., page 211:
      The gods are immortal and therefore they are not born in the human social time of the year; they are born "outside" in the larger frame of the epagomenal days.
    • 1997, Leo Depuyt, Civil Calendar and Lunar Calendar in Ancient Egypt, Peeters, p. 57.
      [The Ancient Egyptian calendar had] 12 months each 30 days long followed by five epagomenal days.

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