(Sys"tyle) a. [L. systylos, Gr. sy`n with columns standing close; sy`n with + a column: cf. F.
systyle.] (Arch.) Having a space equal to two diameters or four modules between two columns; said
of a portico or building. See Intercolumniation. n. A systyle temple or other edifice.
(Syth Sythe) , prep., adv., conj. & n. See Sith, Sithe. [Obs.] Chaucer. Piers Plowman.
(Sythe) n. Scythe. [Obs. or R.]
(Sy*zyg"i*al) a. Pertaining to a syzygy.
(Syz"y*gy) n.; pl. Syzygies (- jiz). [L. syzygia a joining together, conjunction, Gr. syzygi`a;
sy`n with + zeygny`nai to join, zygo`n yoke: cf. F. syzygie. See Yoke, n.]
1. (Astron.) The point of an orbit, as of the moon or a planet, at which it is in conjunction or opposition;
commonly used in the plural.
2. (Gr. & L. Pros.) The coupling together of different feet; as, in Greek verse, an iambic syzygy.
3. (Zoöl.) (a) Any one of the segments of an arm of a crinoid composed of two joints so closely united
that the line of union is obliterated on the outer, though visible on the inner, side. (b) The immovable
union of two joints of a crinoidal arm.
Line of syzygies (Astron.), the straight line connecting the earth, the sun, and the moon or a planet,
when the latter is in conjunction or opposition; used chiefly of the moon.