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Non Life Sciences => Physics, Astronomy & Cosmology => Topic started by: Joe L. Ogan on 27/01/2010 18:50:30

Title: Why is the sun named "Sol?"
Post by: Joe L. Ogan on 27/01/2010 18:50:30
Why is the sun named "Sol?"  Thanks for comments.  Joe L. Ogan
Title: Why is the sun named "Sol?"
Post by: Don_1 on 28/01/2010 08:18:31
English = Sun
Latin = Sol
Title: Why is the sun named "Sol?"
Post by: Geezer on 28/01/2010 08:28:58
English = Sun
Latin = Sol

Rats! I thought it was because Lou was already taken.
Title: Why is the sun named "Sol?"
Post by: yor_on on 15/03/2010 15:15:44
Another prof that Latin is just an abbreviation from Swedish.
Simpler and not so elegant..
We had it first. Ah, the 'sol' I mean.

And I know that, it was there before me too.
(Although it's hard to believe looking out at the snow and clouds?)

Title: Why is the sun named "Sol?"
Post by: fontwell on 18/03/2010 13:59:49
It's short for Solomon, in honour of his paternal Grandfather.