ponent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian ponente (west), ultimately from Latin ponent-, ponens, present participle of ponere (to place).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ponent (uncountable)

  1. the west; the area of the setting sun

Adjective[edit]

ponent (not comparable)

  1. pertaining to the west, westerly
    • 1974, Guy Davenport, Tatlin!:
      There was an ambiguity surpassing conjecture in her eyes, and the wind rose up around us in that half barbaric Russian garden with its alien Diana blackened by snows and fierce ponent winds

Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

ponent

  1. present participle of pondre

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

pōnent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of pōnō