dies, di-, die-, -diem, diurn-

(Latin: day)

Don't confuse this dies, "day" (DEE uhs) with the verb dies (DIGHZ) which refers to "dying" or "death".

lunardiurnal (adjective) (not comparative)
A reference to the lunar or moon day.
meridian (s) (noun), meridians (pl)
Mid-day, noon.
meridional (adjective) (not comparative)
Pertaining to or characteristic of noonday.
per diem (s) (noun, per diems (pl)
An amount or allowance of so much for each day.
per diem (adjective)
A reference to something that is paid each day.
postmeridian, postmeridiem (P.M.) (noun) (not comparable)
1. Pertaining to something that occurs after noon or midday; of or referring to the afternoon.
2. After midday; applied to the hours between noon and midnight; usually, abbreviated pm or p.m.
quodian (adjective), more quodian, most quodian
1. Of or pertaining to every day; daily.
2. A reference to an everyday character; ordinary, commonplace, trivial.
quotidian (adjective), more quotidian, most quotidian
1. Pertaining to something that goes on every day: A quotidian situation has the characteristics of an activity or event which is commonplace and occurs on a routine basis.

When anyone talks about quotidian experiences, he or she is talking about the little things in life consisting of events that are normal and not particularly exciting.

2. Etymology: from Latin quotidianus, "daily, happening every day."
A daily routine.
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Occurring every day.
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A routine that takes place almost every day.
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semidiurnal (adjective) (not comparable)
1. In astronomy, pertaining to, consisting of, or performed in, half the time between the rising and setting of a celestial body; chiefly in semi-diurnal arc.
2. Occurring every twelve hours; primarily referring to the tides.
3. Pertaining to, or accomplished in, half a day, or twelve hours; occurring twice every day.
4. A reference to, or traversed in, six hours, or in half the time between the rising and setting of a heavenly body; such as, a semidiurnal arc.
sine die (adverb) (not comparable)
Without any day being specified (for reassembling, resumption of business, trial of a person or cause, etc.); indefinitely.
sojourn (s) (noun), sojourns (pl)
1. A brief period of staying somewhere: Karen's sojourn in France accounts for her reason to sing her songs in French during her musical presentations while she is there.
2. Etymology: from Latin sub-, "under, until" + diurnare, "to last long" from diurnus, "of a day, lasting for a day".

There is no doubt that sojourn also comes from the French element of jour, "day".

A short time to stay someplace.
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A temporary abode.
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A short stay.
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sojourn (verb), sojourns; sojourned; sojourning
sojourner (s) (noun), sojourners (pl)
1. Someone who remains temporarily, or for a short time, in a place: The sojourners, Max and his family, enjoyed a two-week visit in the mountains in the summer.
2. Etymology: from Latin sub-, "under, until" + diurnus, "of a day"; also from French sojorner, "a brief stay".
A visitor who intends to stay just a little while.
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sundial (s) (noun), sundials (pl)
An instrument that indicates the hours of each day, by means of the sun's shadow showing a graduated surface: Rick had a very old sundial in his back yard which still indicated the time for each day; that is, when the sun was shining.
terdiurnal (adjective) (not comparable)
Occurring or done three times a day.

Another related "day" unit is located at hemer-.