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The east (althochdt of. ostan ) a direction is “eastern ”. The term is root related to Greek eos and Latin aurora. Both means “morning redness”. It is interesting that the earlyMaps does not genordet, but orients geoconstantly = (!) were (of oriens = the east).
The expression „the east “becomes since that 15. Century uses. Originally the area of the east was called morning country, the country, in which „the sun comes up “. Today these areas the Near East, the middle east are called and furthermore the east. In the Christian faith the east is the direction, outthe up-purchased and recurring Christ is expected.
It is main direction and used for navigation and to the indication of coordinates. The term „east “or „the east “(abbreviation O, English. E) designates a direction, the one bisector between north (0 degrees) and south (180 degrees) represents. The sun is at the time equinox around 6:00 clock (local time) accurately in the east. The adjective in addition is eastern.
Regarding the east wind common: „It blows an east. “
Quotation: lat. „ex oriente lux “= from the east (comes) the light
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