tenebrae

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *tem-. Cognate with Lithuanian tamsa.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tenebrae f pl (genitive tenebrārum); first declension

  1. darkness, especially the darkness of night
  2. (poetic) shadow of death
  3. prison, dungeon
  4. (by extension) gloom or darkness of the mind

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Plural
nominative tenebrae
genitive tenebrārum
dative tenebrīs
accusative tenebrās
ablative tenebrīs
vocative tenebrae

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References[edit]

  • tenebrae in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879