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Topic: CHRONOLOGY

Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: Latin solstitium, from sol 'sun' + status, past participle of sistere 'to come to a stop'

solstice

noun
     
sol‧stice [countable]
TMC the time when the sun is furthest north or south of the equator
the summer/winter solstice (=the longest or shortest day of the year)
[↪ equinox]
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