hesternal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From hestern +‎ -al, from Latin hesternus (of yesterday).

Adjective[edit]

hesternal

  1. (rare) Of or pertaining to yesterday.
    • Lord Lytton
      Every other individual of our party wasted in enervating slumbers, from the hesternal dissipation or debauch.
    • 1814, George Gordon Byron quoted in The Works of Lord Byron, Charles Scribner’s Sons; Volume II., Chapter VIII., page #412:
      I will keep no further journal of that same hesternal torch‐light ; and, to prevent me from returning, like a dog, to the vomit of memory, I tear out the remaining leaves of this volume []

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References[edit]

  • hesternal in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911