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EAST is one of the four cardinal directions or points of the compass . It is the opposite direction from west .

CONTENTS

* 1 Etymology * 2 Navigation
Navigation
* 3 Cultural * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links

ETYMOLOGY

The word east comes from Middle English
Middle English
est, from Old English
Old English
ēast, which itself comes from the Proto-Germanic *aus-to- or *austra- "east, toward the sunrise", from Proto-Indo-European *aus- "to shine," or "dawn". This is similar to Old High German
Old High German
*ōstar "to the east", Latin
Latin
aurora "dawn", and Greek ēōs or heōs. Ēostre
Ēostre
, a Germanic goddess of dawn, might have been a personification of both dawn and the cardinal points.

NAVIGATION

By convention , the right hand side of a map is east. This convention has developed from the use of a compass, which places north at the top.

To go east using a compass for navigation , one sets a bearing or azimuth of 90°.

CULTURAL

East
East
is the direction toward which the Earth