Occident

noun
Oc·​ci·​dent | \ ˈäk-sə-dənt How to pronounce Occident (audio) , -ˌdent \

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First Known Use of Occident

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Occident

Middle English, borrowed from Anglo-French, borrowed from Latin occident-, occidens "the part of the sky where the sun sets, the west," noun derivative of present participle of occidere "to be struck down, die, sink below the horizon (of the sun or other heavenly bodies)," from oc-, assimilated variant of ob- ob- + cadere "to fall" — more at chance entry 1

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“Occident.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Occident. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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