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Where does the word post meridian come from?
– The expansion of p.m., from Latin, meaning “after noon” (1647).
What does post meridian mean?
: occurring after noon : of or relating to the afternoon the postmeridian hours of the day.
Is Meridiem Latin?
The term, first recorded in English in 1563, is from Latin: ante (before) and meridiem (midday).
Why it is called ante meridiem and Post Meridian?
Now, “ante” (pronounced an-tee) means “before” and “post” means “after.” So if it’s morning, the sun is before the meridian, or “ante meridiem.” That’s why morning is a.m. Past noon, the sun is after the meridian, or “post meridiem.” That’s p.m.
What part of speech is post Meridiem?
post meridiem, p.m.adverb. after noon. Synonyms: p.m.
What is the correct abbreviation for post Meridiem?
PM or pm (also written P.M. or p.m.) is an abbreviation for Latin post meridiem, meaning “after noon” in the 12-hour clock.
What does the term post mean?
post- a prefix, meaning “behind,” “after,” “later,” “subsequent to,” “posterior to,” occurring originally in loanwords from Latin (postscript), but now used freely in the formation of compound words (post-Elizabethan; postfix; postgraduate; postorbital).
Is it post meridian or post meridiem?
‘Postmeridian’ (single word, no space) may be English (although it is certainly antiquated by ‘afternoon’) but ‘P.M.’ is an abbreviation for the Latin phrase ‘post meridiem’.
What do you call time after 12 noon and before midnight?
Antemeridian (a.m.) and Postmeridian (p.m.) are Latin words which mean midnight to noon (a.m.) and noon to midnight (p.m.). We use a.m. to express the time between 12:00 midnight and 12:00 noon. We use p.m. to express the time between 12:00 noon and 12:00 midnight.
What is the opposite of the Prime Meridian called?
The Prime Meridian is an imaginary line on a map of Earth. It is the starting point for the measuring system called longitude. The 180th meridian is the line of longitude that is exactly opposite the prime meridian. It is 180° longitude.
Does am stand for?
am – stands for the Latin ante meridiem, translating to “before midday”, before the sun has crossed the meridian line. pm – stands for post meridiem or “after midday”, after the sun has crossed the meridian line.