Old Poet. the west
Origin of occidentOld French from Classical Latin occidens, direction of the setting sun from present participle of occidere, to fall: see occasion
the part of the world west of Asia, esp. Europe and the Americas
- Western lands or regions; the west.
- Occident The countries of Europe and the Western Hemisphere.
Origin of occidentMiddle English from Old French from Latin occidēns occident- from present participle of occidere to set (used of the sun) ; see occasion .
From Old French occident, from Latin occidentem (“western sky, part of the sky in which the sun sets"), from occido (“go down, set")
- the West (Western world)