aurora

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aurora

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From Latin aurora (dawn).

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aurora (plural auroras or aurorae)

  1. An atmospheric phenomenon created by charged particles from the sun striking the upper atmosphere, creating coloured lights in the sky. It is usually named australis or borealis based on whether it is in the southern or northern hemispheres respectively.

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Italian[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /auˈrɔra/, [au̯ˈrɔː.ra]
  • Hyphenation: au‧rò‧ra

Noun[edit]

aurora f (plural aurore)

  1. dawn, sunrise
  2. aurora

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *auzōs, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éwsōs (dawn), which was also personified as a goddess of the dawn in Proto-Indo-European religion, corresponding to the Roman goddess Aurōra. Cognates include the Ancient Greek Ἠώς (Ēṓs), ἠώς (ēṓs), the Sanskrit उषस् (uṣás, dawn”, “Ushas), and possibly the Old English Ēostre.
See also auster.

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aurōra f (genitive aurōrae); first declension

  1. dawn, sunrise

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First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative aurōra aurōrae
genitive aurōrae aurōrārum
dative aurōrae aurōrīs
accusative aurōram aurōrās
ablative aurōrā aurōrīs
vocative aurōra aurōrae

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Portuguese[edit]

aurora

Etymology[edit]

From Latin aurōra (dawn, sunrise), from the Proto-Indo-European *h₂éwsōs (dawn).

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aurora f (plural auroras)

  1. dawn, daybreak

Romanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

aurora f (singular, nominative/accusative, definite form of auroră)

  1. the dawn

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Noun[edit]

aurora f (plural auroras)

  1. aurora