Etymology: Unknown. It has been suggested that it is from (Arab.) (ARchar, ÙÙ, ÙÙÙÙ), nazÄr, rare, trivial, but if it is Arabic, perhaps more likely would be (ARchar, ÙÙ, ÙÙÙÙ), naáÄr auspicious, boding well (?)Represents the word 'rare' in hebrew
- A male given name.
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- The point of the celestial sphere, directly opposite the zenith; inferior pole of the horizon; point of the celestial sphere directly under the place where we stand.
- (figuratively) The lowest point; time of greatest depression.
Etymology: nadir, from (Arab.)(ARchar, ÙÙ Ù, ÙÙÙÙÙ ÙÙÙÙÙ) naáÄru as-samt, nadir, properly "the point opposite(ARchar, Ù, ÙÙÙÙÙ) (as-samt) the zenith", in which(ARchar, ÙÙ, ÙÙÙÙ) naáÄr means "counterpart, corresponding to".
- "The seventh century is the of the human mind in Europe." — Hallam.
- (astronomy) The axis of a projected conical shadow (e.g. the nadir of the sun is the axis of the conical shadow projected by the Earth)
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