Noon - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)
NOON, n. [ said to be from naw, that is up or ultimate, that limits, also nine. I has been supposed that the ninth hour, among the Romans, was the time of eating the chief meal; this hour was three o'clock, P.M. In Danish, none is an afternooning, a collation.]
1. The middle of the day; the time when the sun is in the meridian; twelve o'clock.
2. Dryden used the word for midnight. ""At the noon of night.""
NOON, a. Meridional.
How of the noon bell.