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[ sol-stish-uh l, sohl- ]
/ sɒlˈstɪʃ əl, soʊl- /


of or relating to a solstice or the solstices: a solstitial point.
occurring at or about the time of a solstice.
characteristic of the summer solstice.

Nearby words

solonchak, solonetz, solothurn, solpugid, solstice, solstitial, solstitially, solti, solti, sir georg, solubility, solubility product

Origin of solstitial

1550–60; < Latin sōlstitiālis; see solstice, -al1
Related formssol·sti·tial·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for solstitial



1550s, from Latin solstitialis, from solstitium (see solstice).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper