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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English solempne, solemne (performed with religious ceremony or reverence; devoted to religious observances, sacred; ceremonious, formal; of a vow: made under a religious sanction, binding; religious celebration, celebration of a feast day; famous, well-known; important; grand, imposing; awe-inspiring, impressive; grave, serious; dignified; enunciated or held formally) [and other forms],[1] from Old French solempne, solemne (serious, solemn) [and other forms], or from its etymon Late Latin sōlempnis, sōlennis, from Latin sōlemnis, from sollemnis (appointed, established, fixed; common, customary, ordinary, ritual, traditional, usual; ceremonial, religious, solemn; festive; annual, yearly) [and other forms]. The further etymology is uncertain;[2] sollus (entire, whole) (ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *solh₂- (whole)) + epulum (banquet, feast) (in the sense of a ritual; perhaps ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ed- (to eat)) has been suggested.

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solemn (comparative solemner or more solemn, superlative solemnest or most solemn)

  1. (religion, specifically Christianity) Of or pertaining to religious ceremonies and rites; (generally) religious in nature; sacred.
  2. (by extension)
    1. Characterized by or performed with appropriate or great ceremony or formality.
    2. Deeply serious and sombre; grave.
      Synonyms: see Thesaurus:serious
      Antonyms: lighthearted, unserious
    3. Inspiring serious feelings or thoughts; sombrely impressive.
      Synonym: awe-inspiring
    4. (obsolete) Cheerless, gloomy, sombre.
      Synonyms: see Thesaurus:cheerless
      Antonyms: cheerful; see also Thesaurus:blissful

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  1. ^ solempne, adj.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.
  2. ^ solemn, adj. (adv. and n.)”, in OED Online  , Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, 1913; “solemn, adj.”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin sollemnis.

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solemn m or n (feminine singular solemnă, masculine plural solemni, feminine and neuter plural solemne)

  1. solemn, grave, serious
  2. impressive, exalted
  3. festive, celebratory

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