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Mĕton or Mĕto , ōnis, m., = Μέτων,
I.a celebrated Athenian astronomer, who discovered the cycle of nineteen years, at the end of which the new and full moons again fall on the same days, Avien. Prognost. 48; Aus. Epis. 2, 12.—Hence Cicero says, jestingly, of a debtor named Meton, who promised to pay in a year's time: “quando iste Metonis annus veniet?Cic. Att. 12, 3, 2; cf. id. ib. 12, 51, 3.
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