meridies

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Etymology[edit]

From a dissimilation of earlier *medīdiēs, derived from medius (middle) + diēs (day).

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merīdiēs m (genitive merīdiēī); fifth declension

  1. midday, noon
  2. south

Inflection[edit]

Fifth declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative merīdiēs merīdiēs
genitive merīdiēī merīdiērum
dative merīdiēī merīdiēbus
accusative merīdiem merīdiēs
ablative merīdiē merīdiēbus
vocative merīdiēs merīdiēs

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References[edit]

  • meridies in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • meridies in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “meridies”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • meridies” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to lie to the east, west, south, north: spectare in (vergere ad) orientem (solem), occidentem (solem), ad meridiem, in septentriones