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[sol-er, soh-ler] /ˈsɒl ər, ˈsoʊ lər/
a private or upper chamber in a medieval English house.
Also, sollar, soller.
Origin of solar2
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


or soller

[sol-er] /ˈsɒl ər/
solar2 . Unabridged
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  • He returned again to the childhood recollections which had been evoked on the road to soller.

    The Dead Command Vicente Blasco Ibez
  • Two horses had been ordered by cable to be ready at soller instead of one.

    The Grey Lady Henry Seton Merriman
  • But we go on to the little port of soller, where a feluccre is lying stern-on to the quay waiting for us.

    The Recipe for Diamonds Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne
British Dictionary definitions for soller


of or relating to the sun: solar eclipse
operating by or utilizing the energy of the sun: solar cell
(astronomy) determined from the motion of the earth relative to the sun: solar year
(astrology) subject to the influence of the sun
Word Origin
C15: from Latin sōlāris, from sōl the sun
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Word Origin and History for soller



mid-15c., "pertaining to the sun," from Latin solaris "of the sun," from sol "sun" (see sol). Meaning "living room on an upper story" is from Old English, from Latin solarium (see solarium).

Astrological sense from 1620s. Meaning "operated by means of the sun" is from 1740; solar power is attested from 1915, solar cell from 1955, solar panel from 1964. Solar system is attested from c.1704; solar wind is from 1958. Solar plexus (1771) "complex of nerves in the pit of the stomach," apparently so called from its central position in the body (cf. plexus).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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soller in Science
  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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