What does canicular mean?

Definitions for canicular
kəˈnɪk yə lərcanic·u·lar

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. canicularadjective

    of or relating to the dog days of summer

    "the canicular heat of the Deep South"

  2. canicularadjective

    relating to or especially immediately preceding or following the heliacal rising of Canicula (the Dog Star)

    "canicular days"


  1. canicularadjective

    Of or pertaining to the dog days

  2. canicularadjective

    Of or pertaining to the ancient Egyptian cycle of 1460 years, or the year from one rising of Sirius to the next

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Canicularadjective

    Belonging to the dog-star; as, canicular or dog-days.

    Etymology: canicularis, Lat.

    In regard to different latitudes unto some, the canicular days are in the winter; as unto such as are under the equinoctial line; for, unto them, it ariseth, when the sun is about the tropick of Cancer, which season unto them is winter. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours, b. iv. c. 12.


  1. canicular

    Canicular refers to anything related to or occurring in the hottest period of summer, often associated with the Dog Star (Sirius) rising at sunrise. The term comes from the Latin "canicula," meaning "small dog," a reference to the Dog Star. It is also known as the "dog days of summer."

Webster Dictionary

  1. Canicularadjective

    pertaining to, or measured, by the rising of the Dog Star

  2. Etymology: [L. canicularis; cf. F. caniculaire.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Canicular

    ka-nik′ū-lar, adj. pertaining to the Dog-star (Canic′ula) or to the Dog-days: (coll. and hum.) pertaining to a dog. [L. canicularis, canicula, dim. of canis, a dog.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of canicular in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of canicular in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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