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Headword: *)eniauto\s *me/twnos
Adler number: epsilon,1331
Translated headword: year of Meton, Meton's year
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the nineteen-year period. For Meton the mathematician set out a cycle of time and assigned it nineteen [years].
Greek Original:
*)eniauto\s *me/twnos: h( e)nneakaidekaethri/s. *me/twn ga\r o( maqhmatiko\s peri/odon e)ktiqei\s xro/nou e)ne/tace iq#.
Meton, an Athenian mathematician and astronomer of the C5 BCE (mu 801), "is famous for his introduction of the luni-solar calendaric cycle named after him, with 19 solar years and 235 months, of which 110 were "hollow" (containing 29 days) and 125 full (containing 30 days), making a total of 6,940 days. The basis of the cycle...was undoubtedly derived from Babylonian practice" (OCD, below).
The headword phrase is preserved as proverbial (with a similar but longer gloss) in Appendix Proverbiorum 3.83.
OCD(4) s.v. Meton (pp.942-3)
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Translated by: David Whitehead on 7 November 2000@08:06:14.
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