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Fun fact: the Italian words uccidere “to kill” and occidente “West” are cognate and share the same kad-/ked- Indo-European root, one meaning to “to cut into pieces, to kill” and the other “to fall, to plummet, to die”. 

While uccidere (from occīdere) refers to the literal act of killing something or someone, occidente (from occĭdere) “West” refers figuratively to the death, namely the fall, of the sun that’s dying at the horizon.

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