Occident



[ok-si-duh nt] /ˈɒk sɪ dənt/

noun
1.
the Occident.

2.
(lowercase) the west; the western regions.
/ˈɒksɪdənt/
noun
1.
a literary or formal word for west Compare orient
/ˈɒksɪdənt/
noun
1.
the countries of Europe and America
2.
the western hemisphere
n.

late 14c., “western part” (of the heavens or earth), from Old French occident (12c.) or directly from Latin occidentem (nominative occidens) “western sky, sunset, part of the sky in which the sun sets,” noun use of adjective meaning “setting,” from present participle of occidere “fall down, go down” (see occasion (n.)).

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