Why is the sun named "Sol?"

  • 4 Replies
  • 2629 Views

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

*

Offline Joe L. Ogan

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • 476
    • View Profile
Why is the sun named "Sol?"
« on: 27/01/2010 18:50:30 »
Why is the sun named "Sol?"  Thanks for comments.  Joe L. Ogan

*

Offline Don_1

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • 6890
  • A stupid comment for every occasion.
    • View Profile
    • Knight Light Haulage
Why is the sun named "Sol?"
« Reply #1 on: 28/01/2010 08:18:31 »
English = Sun
Latin = Sol
If brains were made of dynamite, I wouldn't have enough to blow my nose.

*

Offline Geezer

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • 8328
  • "Vive la rÚsistance!"
    • View Profile
Why is the sun named "Sol?"
« Reply #2 on: 28/01/2010 08:28:58 »
English = Sun
Latin = Sol

Rats! I thought it was because Lou was already taken.
There ain'ta no sanity clause, and there ain'ta no centrifugal force Šther.

*

Offline yor_on

  • Naked Science Forum GOD!
  • *******
  • 12188
  • (Ah, yes:) *a table is always good to hide under*
    • View Profile
Why is the sun named "Sol?"
« Reply #3 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?)

"BOMB DISPOSAL EXPERT. If you see me running, try to keep up."

*

Offline fontwell

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • 39
    • View Profile
Why is the sun named "Sol?"
« Reply #4 on: 18/03/2010 13:59:49 »
It's short for Solomon, in honour of his paternal Grandfather.