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See also: [U+A668 CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER MONOCULAR O], [U+A669 CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER MONOCULAR O], ʘ [U+0298 LATIN LETTER BILABIAL CLICK], 𐍈 [U+10348 GOTHIC LETTER HWAIR], [U+2D59 TIFINAGH LETTER YAS], [U+2299 CIRCLED DOT OPERATOR], [U+2A00 N-ARY CIRCLED DOT OPERATOR], and [U+25C9 FISHEYE]

U+2609, ☉
SUN

[U+2608]
Miscellaneous Symbols
[U+260A]

🌞 U+1F31E, 🌞
SUN WITH FACE
🌝
[U+1F31D]
Miscellaneous Symbols and Pictographs 🌟
[U+1F31F]
Use of ☉ for Sunday, just under the sun (day) hand near the top of the calendar dial of this 16th-century clock-calendar.

Translingual

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Alternative forms

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In astrology and alchemy (for gold), a variant with a face, 🌞︎, is sometimes seen. This does not occur in astronomy, botany or (obsolete) chemistry.

Etymology

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The shield of the sun god Apollo, with a boss in the center. Medieval replacement of 🜚, the sun with a single ray, which in ancient times had replaced a sun orb surrounded by multiple rays.[1]

Compare the Egyptian hieroglyph and the Chinese character , both of which mean 'sun' and 'day'.

Symbol

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  1. (astronomy, astrology) Sol, the Sun.
    A subscript to variables in mathematical equations, such as π (solar parallax).
    • 1803, Robert Patterson, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, volume 40 (in English), Princeton University Press, published 2013, page 71:
      Suppose the apparent angular distance of the sun & moon's nearest limbs [...] to be 110°.2′.30″ the app. alt of 's lower limb measuring 20°.40′ and that of ☽'s lower limb 35°.24′
  2. (astronomy) solar mass.
    Synonym: M
    • 1939, Oppenheimer & Volkoff, “On Massive Neutron Cores”, in Physical Review, volume 55:
      For masses under only one equilibrium solution exists
  3. (botany) annual.[2]
  4. (alchemy, archaic) gold.
  5. (rare) Sunday.
    Refers to the Latin phrase dies Solis, which literally means "Sun's day".
  6. (philately) cancellation (with an ordinary post-office cancellation mark).
  7. (chemistry, obsolete) hydrogen (Daltonian symbol).
    Technically, this should be red: . May also be typeset .

Synonyms

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  • (sun, daytime):
  • (sun, gold): 🜚 (obsolete)

Derived terms

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  • (astronomy): Msolar mass (as a unit of measurement for the masses of stars)
Lsolar luminosity (as a unit of measurement).
Rsolar radius (as a unit of measurement).
Ssolar constant (as a unit of measurement).


Presentations of 🌞︎
Text
style
Emoji
style
🌞︎ 🌞️
Note: Character's appearance
may be different on each system.
Text style is forced with ︎
and emoji style with ️
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  • (botany): (biennial)
  • (astrology): (Solar eclipse)
Planetary symbols
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See also

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  • 𓇳 (hieroglyph for Sun)
  • (mathematics, computing)

References

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  1. ^ Jones, Alexander (1999) Astronomical Papyri from Oxyrhynchus, →ISBN, pages 62–63
  2. ^ J. Lindley (1848) An introduction to botany[1], 4 edition, volume 2, London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, pages 385–386

English

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Noun

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(uncountable)

  1. (alchemy) Alternative spelling of sun
    • 1797, Sigismund Bacstrom, transl., Chemical Moon-Shine: Wherein is Demonstrated the True Subject of Philosophy, Where We are to Look for it, & How it is to be Prepared:
      The matter must be collected when the Ram is grasing. |: i.e. in ♈︎ :|
  2. (alchemy) Alternative spelling of gold
    • 1650, Paracelsus, “Of the Nature of Things”, in John French, transl., A New Light of Alchymie, page 73:
      But that the five leſſer, and impurer Metalls, viz. ♀ ♃ ♄ ♂ and ☿ may be tranſmuted into the greater, pureſt, and moſt perfect Metalls, viz. into and ☾, it cannot be done without the Tincture, or Philoſophers ſtone.

German

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Symbol

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  1. (cartography): city center

Latin

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Etymology 1

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Noun

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 m sg (genitive ☉lis); third declension

  1. (alchemy) Alternative spelling of sol (sun)
    • 1688, Caspar Cramer, Collegium chymicum, page 6:
      Sic ſunt homines, qui ad lumen candelæ non autem ☉lis cœcutiunt, morbus nyctalopia dicitur.
      Thus there are men who are blind to the light of a candle but not of the sun; the disease is called nyctalopia.
Declension
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Third-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative
Genitive ☉lis
Dative ☉lī
Accusative ☉lem
Ablative ☉le
Vocative

Etymology 2

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Noun

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 n (genitive ☉rī); second declension

  1. (alchemy) Alternative spelling of aurum (gold)
    • 1701, Johann Christoph Sommerhoff, Lexicon pharmaceutico-chymicum latino-germanicum & germanico-latinum [Pharmaceutico-Chemical Lexicon, Latin-German and German-Latin], page 34:
      Aurum fulminans fit ex ☉ro in 🜆egis ſoluto
      Fulminating gold is made from gold dissolved in aqua regia
Declension
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Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative ☉ra
Genitive ☉rī ☉rōrum
Dative ☉rō ☉rīs
Accusative ☉rum ☉ra
Ablative ☉rō ☉rīs
Vocative ☉rum ☉ra