Greek calendar

Greek calendar Greek calendar 1. Any of various calendars used by the ancient Greek states.

Note: The {Attic calendar} divided the year into twelve months of 29 and 30 days, as follows: 1. Hecatomb[ae]on (July-Aug.). 2. Metageitnion (Aug.-Sept.). 3. Bo["e]dromion (Sept.-Oct.). 4. Pyanepsion (Oct.-Nov.). 5. M[ae]macterion (Nov.-Dec.). 6. Poseideon (Dec.-Jan.). 7. Gamelion (Jan.-Feb.). 8. Anthesterion (Feb.-Mar.). 9. Elaphebolion (Mar.-Apr.). 10. Munychion (Apr.-May). 11. Thargelion (May-June). 12. Scirophorion (June-July). A fixed relation to the seasons was maintained by introducing an intercalary month, ``the second Poseideon,'' at first in an inexact way, afterward in years 3, 5, 8, 11, 13, 16, 19 of the Metonic cycle. Dates were reckoned in Olympiads. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. The Julian calendar, used in the Greek Church. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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