In the “Computus” of the Ethiopic church an important role for the determination of the dates of the movable festivals is assigned a number t, called tentyon or tentêwon. It presents the weekday of the first day of the year (Maskaram 1), using the norm Wednesday = 1, Thursday = 2, etc. until Tuesday = 7. Obviously to given t the weekday of any day in the year is easily found since the Ethiopic calendar is based on a “julian” pattern, inherited from the Alexandrian calendar, with 12 times 30 days plus 5, or 6, intercalary days at the end.


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  • O. Neugebauer
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  1. 1.ProvidenceUSA

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