Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Lucy's 12 Days of Christmas - WOW!~

Well, Well, Well -

Lucy's readers are pretty intelligent. I was hoping someone would mention both materials. When you Google search you get the answer clay! But it is also mentioned in Exodus that the menorah was made from Gold in ancient times! So both answers are fine.......

Michele L - you have won yesterdays Christmas prize! Just send an email to me (lucymonroe.promo@gmail.com) with the subject line "Lucy's 12 Days of Christmas Winner" and don't forget to mention your blogger name, real name, and address.

Today's question -"Solstice" is derived from the Latin phrase for "???"

8 comments:

Michele L. said...

WOOHOO! Thanks Andre! I have e-mailed you off-line with my info.

Merry Christmas!

lidia said...

Congrats to Michelle!

To answer Andre's question: "The name is derived from the Latin SOL(SUN) and SISTERE (TO STAND STILL), because at the solstices, the Sun stands still in declination; that is, the apparent movement of the Sun's path north or south comes to a stop before reversing direction."

Armenia said...

Answer is: it is derived from the Latin word for Sun.

Jane said...

Congrats to Michele.

Solstice is derived from the Latin phrase for "sun stands still."

Lady_Graeye said...

The name came from the latin word "sol" meaning sun and sistere (to stand still)

panda girl said...

From the Latin "solstitium" which means "point at which the sun stands still". A combination of "Sol" (meaning "sun") and "sistere" (meaning "to make stand still

CrystalGB said...

Solstitium-It contains two Latin-language segments, sol, "sun", and -stitium, "stoppage".

suehussein said...

Sostice is Latin for Sun Stands Still.
Thanks, Sue