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    Re: Noon in ancient Rome
    From: John Huth
    Date: 2009 Jun 21, 09:36 -0400
    A little googling on the etymology of noon:

    http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=noon


    It coincided with the main  meal while the sun was up, even though at 3 PM for the Romans, but in the 12 century it was moved to "midday" - so the name went along with the meal, not the actual hour.  

     

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