SYZYGY (Gr. trv^vyla, a yoking together, from o~vv, together, and root firy-, yoke), in astronomy, either of the points at which :he moon is most nearly in a line with the Sun. The Moon passes icr syzygies, or is in a syzygy, at new and full Moon.
'Theocritus, Brunck, Analecta veto. poet, grace, i. 304.
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