Word Archaeology: east

This word, in use since as early as the 12th Century, refers to the general direction of sunrise – the compass point opposite west. Its origins come from Middle English “est” and is akin to the Latin “aurora” (dawn) and Greek “eos”. Eos was a Greek titaness and goddess of the dawn.

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Lead storyteller. Game designer and journalist. Recovering Floridian.

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