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[sol-er, soh-ler] /ˈsɒl ər, ˈsoʊ lər/
noun
1.
a private or upper chamber in a medieval English house.
Also, sollar, soller.
Origin
900
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

sollar

[sol-er] /ˈsɒl ər/
noun
1.
solar2 .
Also, soller.
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British Dictionary definitions for soller

solar

/ˈsəʊlə/
adjective
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
Word Origin
C15: from Latin sōlāris, from sōl the sun
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Word Origin and History for soller
solar
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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soller in Science
solar
  (sō'lər)   
  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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Encyclopedia Article for soller

solar

in architecture, private room located on the floor above the great hall in a late medieval English manor house. The solar served as a kind of parlour to which the family of the owner of the manor house or castle could retire from the bustling communal living of the hall below. In fact, by the late 14th century the solar was more often called the "retiring room." Up a flight of stairs from the dais, or platform, end of the hall, the solar usually had an adjacent chapel.

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