Word origins: Solstice. Solar comes from the Latin ‘solaris’, a derivative of ‘sol’ for sun, while etymologically solstice actually means ‘sun standing still’, from the Latin ‘solstitium’ – to make stand. Happy ‘sun standing still day’ everyone!
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What's the word I'm thinking of? Today, it's OVATE [OH-vait] (adj) = having an oval shape, like an egg. "...ovate dots, which set the eye dancing in somewhat the same manner as op-art." --Peter Clothier, "Gallery Rounds/Bergamot Station" (2007)
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