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)