heliacal

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἡλιακός (hēliakós, of the sun) +‎ -al. Appears in English first in the 16th century.

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heliacal

  1. (rare) Of or relating to the Sun, especially rising and setting with the sun.
  2. Of or relating to the rising of a star when it first becomes visible just before sunrise in the eastern sky, having previously been made invisible by sunlight, or the analogous situation of its setting just after sunset.

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