Occident

noun
Oc·ci·dent | \ ˈäk-sə-dənt , -ˌdent \

Definition of Occident 

First Known Use of Occident

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Occident

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin occident-, occidens, from present participle of occidere to fall, set (of the sun)

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