AskDefine | Define Sol

Dictionary Definition



1 a colloid that has a continuous liquid phase in which a solid is suspended in a liquid [syn: colloidal solution, colloidal suspension]
2 (Roman mythology) ancient Roman god; personification of the sun; counterpart of Greek Helios
3 the syllable naming the fifth (dominant) note of any musical scale in solmization [syn: soh, so] [also: soles (pl)]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • (UK): /sɒl/
  • (US): /səʊl/, /s@Ul/


  1. The local day (cycle of light and darkness) on another planet; that on Mars, the synodical rotation period of which is 24 hours, 39 minutes, 35 seconds.

Proper noun

  1. The Sun
  2. (in Roman and Norse mythology) The sun god; equivalent of the Greek Helios.
  3. A given name, diminutive of Solomon.

Extensive Definition

Sol is the Latin name of the Sun, and the modern word for "Sun" in Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Icelandic (sól), Danish, Norwegian and Swedish languages. In Persian, it refers to a "solar year".
Sol, SoL or SOL may also refer to:





  • The Peruvian sol, used in Peru between 1863 and 1985
  • The Peruvian nuevo sol, named after the earlier sol, introduced in 1991
  • The sol (later sou), a coin used in France during the 13th–18th century, derived from the Roman solidus
  • The SOL Project, a complementary currency under development in France




See also


Sol in Bulgarian: Сол (пояснение)
Sol in Czech: Sol (rozcestník)
Sol in Danish: Sol
Sol in German: Sol
Sol in Spanish: Sol (desambiguación)
Sol in Esperanto: SOL
Sol in French: Sol
Sol in Italian: SOL
Sol in Hebrew: סול
Sol in Dutch: Sol
Sol in Japanese: SOL
Sol in Norwegian: Sol
Sol in Norwegian Nynorsk: Sol
Sol in Polish: Sol
Sol in Portuguese: Sol (desambiguação)
Sol in Kölsch: SOL (Watt ėßß datt?)
Sol in Serbian: Сол
Sol in Swedish: Sol
Sol in Vietnamese: Sol
Sol in Ukrainian: Соль
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