Complete Definition of "occidental"

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English

Etymology
The term comes from the Latin word occidentem meaning the "western sky, part of the sky in which the sun sets." 1 And like the term western, it is often used only to refer to things of or pertaining to France and England, and later came to include United States and Canada.

Adjective
occidental

  1. Of, pertaining to, or situated in, the occident, or west; western; â opposed to oriental; as, occidental climates, or customs; an occidental planet.
  2. Possessing inferior hardness, brilliancy, or beauty; â used of inferior precious stones and gems, because those found in the Orient are generally superior.

Translations
trans-top|of the occident:
French: #French|occidental
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Noun
en-noun

  1. Western Christian of the Latin rite

See also
oriental
boreal
austral


French

Etymology
From L.|fr occidentalis.

Adjective
fr-adj

  1. #Adjective|occidental

Spanish

Adjective
es-adj|pl=accidentales

  1. western

Antonyms
oriental

Related terms
oriental
meridional/sureño
septentrional/norteño

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