equinox

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From Old French equinoce (French équinoxe), from Medieval Latin equinoxium, from Latin aequinoctium, from aequus (equal) + nox (night). Replaced Old English efnniht.

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equinox (plural equinoxes or equinoctes)

  1. The intersection of the ecliptic (apparent path of the sun) with the celestial equator.

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