Sun - In early Chaldean, Shemesh, meaning "the servant". The name Tor, "the revolver", in reference to the sun is a synonym of the Greek Zen or Zan applied to Jupiter which signifies "the encircler" or "encompasser". Origin of the word sun. In Anglo-Saxon, sunna, and in Egypt the term snnus refers to the suns orbit. Hebrew zon or zawon, to "encircle" becomes in Chaldee don or dawon.