from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The sun.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The local day (cycle of light and darkness) on another planet; that on Mars, the synodical rotation period of which is 24 hours, 39 minutes, 35 seconds.
  • proper n. The Sun
  • proper n. The sun god; equivalent of the Greek Helios. Brother of Luna and Aurora.
  • proper n. The sun goddess.
  • proper n. A diminutive of the male given name Solomon.


Middle English, from Latin sōl; see sāwel- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Shortening. (Wiktionary)



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