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One entry found for Occident.
Main Entry: Oc·ci·dent
Pronunciation: primarystressäk-sschwad-schwant, -sschwa-secondarystressdent
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English occident "the West," from early French occident (same meaning), from Latin occident-, occidens "the West, the part of the world lying in the direction in which the sun sets, the part of the world opposite the Orient," derived from occidere "to fall, set behind the horizon," from oc-, ob- "toward, over" and cadere "to fall"
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