* 1610 , , act 5 scene 1
*:[..] I have bedimm'd
*:The noontide sun, call'd forth the mutinous winds,
*:And 'twixt the green sea and the azur'd vault
*:Set roaring war [...]
From (etyl) . Cognate with Dutch noen, obsolete German Non, Norwegian non.
(obsolete) The ninth hour of the day counted from sunrise; around three o'clock in the afternoon.
Time of day when the sun is in its zenith; twelve o'clock in the day, midday.
(obsolete) The corresponding time in the middle of the night; midnight.
* 1885', When night was at its '''noon I heard a voice chanting the Koran in sweetest accents — Sir Richard Burton, ''The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night , Night 17:
(figurative) The highest point; culmination.
- In the very noon of that brilliant life which was destined to be so soon, and so fatally, overshadowed.
* (middle of the night) midnight
To relax or sleep around midday
* 1906 , (Andy Adams), The Double Trail
*:Well, we crossed and nooned , lying around on purpose to give them a good lead, and when we hit the trail back in these sand-hills, there he was, not a mile ahead, and you can see there was no chance to get around.
* 1889 , (Mark Twain), (w, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court)
*:Between six and nine we made ten miles, which was plenty for a horse carrying triple—man, woman, and armor; then we stopped for a long nooning under some trees by a limpid brook.
* 1853 , (Theodore Winthrop), The Canoe and the Saddle
*:We presently turned just aside from the trail into an episode of beautiful prairie, one of a succession along the plateau at the crest of the range. At this height of about five thousand feet, the snows remain until June. In this fair, oval, forest-circled prairie of my nooning , the grass was long and succulent, as if it grew in the bed of a drained lake.
The letter in the Arabic script.