- Heli used once.
- Bible Reference: Luke 3:23
- Included in Eastons: Yes
- Included in Hitchcocks: Yes
- Included in Naves: Yes
- Included in Smiths: Yes
- Included in Websters: No
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: Yes
- Included in BDB: No
- G2242 Used 1 time
Elevation, father of Joseph in the line of our Lord's ancestry (Luke 3:23).
ascending; climbing up
Father of Joseph.
(ascending), the father of Joseph the husband of the Virgin Mary, (Luke 13:23) perhaps the grandfather of Mary herself. [GENEALOGY OF JESUS CHRIST OF JESUS CHRIST]
HELI'ACAL, adjective [Latin heliacus; Gr. the sun.]
Emerging from the light of the sun, or passing into it. The heliacal rising of a star, is when, after being in conjunction with it and invisible, it emerges from the light so as to be visible in the morning before sunrising. On the contrary, the heliacal setting of a star, is when the sun approaches so near as to render it invisible by its superior splendor.
HELI'ACALLY, adverb A star rises heliacally when it emerges from the sun's light, so as to be visible. [See the preceding word.]
HEL'ICAL, adjective [Gr. a scroll, or spiral body.]
Spiral; winding; moving round.
HEL'ICITE, noun [See Helix.] Fossil remains of the helix, a shell.
HE'LING, noun [from hele, obsolete ; Latin celo.] The covering of the roof of a building; written also hilling. [Not used in the U.States.]
HELIOCENT'RIC, adjective [Gr. the sun, and center.]
The heliocentric place of a planet, is the place of the ecliptic in which the planet would appear to a spectator at the center of the sun.
The heliocentric latitude of a planet, is the inclination of a line drawn between the center of the sun and the center of a planet to the plane of the ecliptic.
Helioid parabola, in mathematics, the parabolic spiral, a curve which arises from the supposition that the axis of the common Apollonian parabola is bent round into the periphery of a circle, and is a line then passing through the extremities of the ordinates, which now converge towards the center of the said circle.
HELIOL'ATER, noun [Gr. the sun, and to worship.]
A worship of the sun.
HELIOL'ATRY, noun [Gr. the sun, and service, worship.]
The worship of the sun, a branch of Sabianism.
HELIOM'ETER, noun [Gr. the sun, and to measure.] An instrument for measuring with exactness the diameter of the heavenly bodies. It is called also astrometer.
HE'LIOSCOPE, noun [Gr. the sun, and to view.] A sort of telescope fitted for viewing the sun without pain or injury to the eyes, as when made with colored glasses, or glasses blackened with smoke.
HE'LIOSTATE, noun [Gr. the sun.] An instrument by which a sunbeam may be steadily directed to one spot.
HE'LIOTROPE, noun [Gr. the sun, and to turn.]
1. Among the ancients, an instrument or machine for showing when the sun arrived at the tropics and the equinoctial line.
2. A genus or plants, the turnsole.
3. A mineral, a subspecies of rhomboidal quartz, of a deep green color, peculiarly pleasant to the eye. It is usually variegated with blood red or yellowish dots, and is more or less translucent. Before the blowpipe, it loses its color. It is generally supposed to be chalcedony, colored by green earth or chlorite.
HELISPHER'ICAL, adjective [helix and sphere.] Spiral. The helispherical line is the rhomb line in navigation, so called because on the globe it winds round the pole spirally, coming nearer and nearer to it, but never terminating in it.
HE'LIX, noun [Gr. a winding.] A spiral line; a winding; or something that is spiral; as a winding staircase in architecture, or a caulicule or little volute under the flowers of the Corinthian capital. In anatomy, the whole circuit or extent of the auricle, or external border of the ear.
1. In zoology, the snail-shell.