2 [sol-er, soh-ler]
a private or upper chamber in a medieval English house.
Also, sollar, soller.

before 900; Middle English solar, soler < Anglo-French soler, Old French solier < Latin sōlārium solarium; compare Old English solor, soler, Middle Dutch solre loft < Latin Unabridged


Also, soller. Unabridged
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solar (ˈsəʊlə)
1.  of or relating to the sun: solar eclipse
2.  operating by or utilizing the energy of the sun: solar cell
3.  astronomy determined from the motion of the earth relative to the sun: solar year
4.  astrology subject to the influence of the sun
[C15: from Latin sōlāris, from sōl the sun]

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Word Origin & History

c.1450, from L. solaris "of the sun," from sol "sun" (see sol). Meaning "living room on an upper story" is from O.E., from L. solarium (see solarium). Solar power is attested from 1915. Solar system is attested from c.1704. Solar plexus (1771)
"complex of nerves in the pit of the stomach," apparently so called from its central position in the body.
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solar   (sō'lər)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. Relating to the Sun.

  2. Using or operated by energy from the Sun.

  3. Measured in reference to the Sun.

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