Talk:Sol (Sun)

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Disambig page[edit]


  • Unlike a regular article page, don't wikilink any other words in the line, unless they may be essential to help the reader determine which page they are looking for; these pages aren't for exploration, but only to help the user navigate to a specific place. Thus:

Is there a reason we should treat this page differently? Tedernst 16:55, 31 October 2005 (UTC)

  • There are several ways to soften the blow of this guideline. First, consider whether the page should be converted to a signpost article (per Category:Signpost articles) which are not strictly bound by the specific guidelines for dab pages (as far as my opinion .. I don't think this has been debated at length previously). Second, in cases where the main article link red, I generally try to provide a live blue link, but that is not included in the Manual of Style as an allowable exception. In cases where there is a blue article link, I personally very much discourage the addition of secondary links and support the current guideline on this matter. Courtland 18:16, 31 October 2005 (UTC)

Semi-disambig page[edit]

The way I have just changed it, at present this is only a "semi-disambiguation" page. The paragraphs at the top give info that is all inter-related, that people would probably want to find by looking up 'Sol'... beneath this, where the bullets begin is like any other disambiguation page... Maybe, to follow guidelines, that part should be split into a new "Sol (disambiguation)" page... Regards, Codex Sinaiticus 18:24, 31 October 2005 (UTC)
That is one option, yes, and it would free up "Sol" for redirects if that were warranted in the future (both incoming and outgoing redirects being considered in this comment). Courtland 19:13, 31 October 2005 (UTC)
This is done. Tedernst | talk 20:18, 6 December 2005 (UTC)

what is this page now? a "semi-disambiguation page"? A disambiguation page? Or an actual stub? All it does is list various word meanings, and it doesn't have the potential for a full article. dab (𒁳) 08:30, 23 January 2007 (UTC)


This page is now a stub and should be treated as such. The disambig page is linked at the top. --Cromwellt|talk 16:59, 15 March 2007 (UTC) (login issues)

Sol vs. Solus[edit]

I thought that the Latin word for “sun” was “solus” and that “Sol” was a recent anglification. However, the word might differ between Classical Latin (spoken during Antiquity) and Medieval Latin. Is there any expert who can tell me?

2006-12-20 Lena Synnerholm, Märsta, Sweden.

no, sol, solis is the actual Latin.

If you are realy an expert can you tell me what the word ”Solus” means? Is it te name of the sun god or is it only an ”overcorrection”? What I mean a form created by folowing rules in a field larger than that where it realy applys.

2006-01-31 Lena Synnerholm, Märsta, Sweden.

Solus appears to be Latin for alone. Solus is the Latin root for solitude, solo and solitary.

You may be interested to know that Etruscan for sun is usil, usli. Perhaps this is where the Latin sol, solis comes from?

Sorry, but Etruscan have no known relatives. The language was definitely not Indo-European because the words for numbers where too different.

2007-03-27 Lena Synnerholm, Märsta, Sweden.


Couldn't this article just be merged with the article for sun? I mean, the sun article is talking about sol anyways so it's pretty much the same article.