Definition of Asterisms

1. Noun. (plural of asterism) ¹



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Definition of Asterisms

1. asterism [n] - See also: asterism

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Asterisms

asterids
asterion
asteriosaponins
asteriotoxins
asterisc
asterisci
asteriscs
asteriscus
asterisk
asterisked
asterisking
asteriskless
asterisks
asterism
asterismal
asterisms (current term)
asterixis
astern
astern of
asternal
asteroid
asteroid belt
asteroid belts
asteroid body
asteroid hyalosis
asteroidal
asteroidian
asteroidians
asteroidlike

Literary usage of Asterisms

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1. Rāja-çekhara's Karpūra-mañjarī: a drama by the Indian poet Rājaçekhara by Rājaśekhara (1901)
"Hindu Seasons, Months, and asterisms. In the Prakrit text above, and in the sequel also, there is a considerable number of allusions to the Hindu seasons ..."

2. The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal by Stephen Denison Peet (1904)
"No.6 THE PERUVIAN asterisms AND THEIR RELATION TO THE RITUAL.' BY STANSBURY HAGAR. Secretary of ib. ..."

3. The Secret Doctrine: The Synthesis of Science, Religion, and Philosophy by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1897)
"From this it becomes manifest that the vernal equinox was once in the beginning of Mula, and Mula was reckoned the first of the asterisms when they were ..."

4. Chinese Researches: First Part, Chinese Chronology & Cycles by Thomas Fergusson (1880)
"Burgess, op: cit: page 200, gives a table of correspondences between the Chinese, and Hindoo, and Arabian system of the 28 asterisms; and he shows that with ..."

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