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Borrowed from Italian ponente (west), ultimately from Latin ponent-, ponens, present participle of ponere (to place).

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ponent (uncountable)

  1. the west; the area of the setting sun

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ponent (not comparable)

  1. pertaining to the west, westerly
    (Can we find and add a quotation of John Milton to this entry?)
    • 1974, Guy Davenport, Tatlin!:
      There was an ambiguity surpassing conjecture in her eyes, and the wind rose up around us in that half barbaric Russian garden with its alien Diana blackened by snows and fierce ponent winds

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ponent

  1. present participle of pondre

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