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Originally appearing in Volume V26, Page 318 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SYZYGY (Gr. vu( uyia, a yoking together, from clv, together, and root yoke), in astronomy, either of the points at which the moon is most nearly in a line with the sun. The moon passes her syzygies, or is in a syzygy, at new and full moon. 3 Theocritus, Brunck, Analecta veto. poet. graec. i. 304.
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