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Platonic year   /plətˈɑnɪk jɪr/   Listen
Platonic year

noun
1.
Time required for one complete cycle of the precession of the equinoxes, about 25,800 years.  Synonym: great year.






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"Platonic year" Quotes from Famous Books



... a period vulgarly known under the name of the "Platonic Year."22 The second point, therefore, in the present explanation of Plato's doctrine of another life, is the conception that there is in the empyrean a glorious world of incorruptible truth, beauty, and goodness, the place of the gods, the native ...
— The Destiny of the Soul - A Critical History of the Doctrine of a Future Life • William Rounseville Alger



Words linked to "Platonic year" :   period of time, period, time period, great year



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