Sothis

   Greek name for the Egyptian astral goddess Sopdet, the personification of the dog-star Sirius, whose time of best visibility marked the beginning of the Nileflood. The goddess is represented as a human female figure with a star on her headdress.
   See also Religion.
Historical Dictionary Of Ancient Egypt by Morris L. Bierbrier

Ancient Egypt. A Reference Guide. . 2011.

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  • Sothis — (Greek Σώθις) is the name of a star that the Egyptians considered unusually significant. The star is not explicitly identified, but there are enough clues for modern scholars to be almost unanimous in identifying Sothis as Sirius. *Plutarch… …   Wikipedia

  • Sothis — Divinité égyptienne Nom en hiéroglyphes …   Wikipédia en Français

  • SOTHIS — Aegyptiis olim dictus est, Canis caelestis, qui Sirius alias: inter Stellas fixas, primus divinis cultus honoribus, quemadmodum ad idem decus inter erraticas, prima evecta est Veneris stella, quam Phosphorum et Hesperum vocamus. Imô ab Aegyptiis… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Sothis — (Seti), bei den alten Ägyptiern Name des Sirius, des Vorstehers der Dekane, u. einer Göttin der ersten Ordnung im Göttersysteme, erscheint als eine Begleiterin des Kneph, mit dessen Aufgang die Ägyptier ihr Jahr anfingen; aber auch astronomische… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Sothis — (ägypt. Sopdet), s.v.w. Sirius (s.d.); Sothisperiode, s. Periode …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Sothis — SOTHIS, is, Gr. Σῶθις, εος, wird von einigen für die Isis gehalten, oder wenigstens für einen Beynamen derselben ausgegeben. Damasc. in vit. Isidor. ap. Phot. Bibl. p. 554. Horapol. Hierogl. l. I. c. 3. Es bezeichnete aber eigentlich den… …   Gründliches mythologisches Lexikon

  • Sothis — Sothis,   im alten Ägypten Bezeichnung für den Stern Sirius.   …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Sothis (EP) — Infobox Album Name = Sothis Type = EP Artist = Vader Released = March 1994 1996 (re release) Recorded = March 1994 at Modern Sound Studio in Gdynia and March 1994 at W. Świech Studio in Olsztyn for tracks 1, 3, and 6 [ [http://www.vader.pl/sothis …   Wikipedia

  • Sothis — Sopdet in Hieroglyphen Altes Reich …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sothis — Sothic /soh thik, soth ik/, adj. /soh this/, n. the name for the star Sirius, the Dog Star, given by the ancient Egyptians. [ < Gk Sóthis < Egyptian spdt] * * * …   Universalium

  • Sothis — So•this [[t]ˈsoʊ θɪs[/t]] n. astron. the name for the star Sirius, the Dog Star, given by the ancient Egyptians • Etymology: < Gk Sṓthis < Egyptian spdt …   From formal English to slang

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