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ἐκλειπ-τικός , ή, όν,
A.of or caused by an eclipse,σελήνης χρόνοιHipparch.3.5.1a; “πανσέληνοιPlu.2.145c; ἐπισκοτήσεις ib.932a; “συγκρίσεις ἡλίου καὶ σελήνηςStr.1.1.12 ; ἀριθμός dub. in Doroth. ap. Heph.Astr.3.20; ἐκλειπτικόν, τό, part of moon's orbit in which eclipses take place, Gem.11.6, cf.Paul.Al.O.2; . ζῴδιον, τόπος, Vett.Val.5.28,7.10,al.
II. . (sc. κύκλος) ecliptic, = ἡλιακός, so called because it is the circle in the plane of which the sun and moon must be to produce eclipses, interpol. in Cleom.2.5, Ach.Tat.Intr.Arat. 23.
III. Gramm., elliptical, Hp.2.145D.
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