2. in geology: name (proposed by H. D. Rogers) for the twelfth of the fifteen subdivisions of the Palæozoic strata of the Appalachian chain
3. in logic: the posits or affirms
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from Italian ponente, Spanish poniente, obsolete French ponent, -ant, medieval Latin (Itatlian 13th c.) ponens, -entem, west, west wind, sunset, lit. setting, pr. pple. of Latin pōnĕre to put, place, set, lay down; in Spanish also ‘to set’ as the sun or a star
From: The Poetical Works of John Milton
With Notes of Various Authors
Volume II, 1824
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