Thursday, January 20, 2011

Noon (solar noon), in my words

medon : noon (solar noon)

The Illunse word for noon (solar noon, when the sun appears the highest in the sky) is medon.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word nón (nones, service held at the ninth hour), and the Latin word meridies (noon; midday) or meridianus (of midday, noon).

The Old English word nón doesn't really equate to 12PM noon. I'm shifting this word to the modern definition. In Anglo-Saxon times nón was 3PM, the ninth hour.

My word earlier word for noon (midday), which is mieddae, will refer to a period of time around noon.

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