aurora

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See also: Aurora and auroră

English[edit]

An aurora seen above Bear Lake, Alaska, USA

Etymology[edit]

From Latin aurora (dawn).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /əˈɹɔː.ɹə/, /ɔːˈɹɔː.ɹə/
  • Rhymes: -ɔːɹə
  • Hyphenation: au‧ro‧ra

Noun[edit]

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 Hemisphere respectively.

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Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • 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 (as Flōra from flōs), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éwsōs (dawn). In the Proto-Indo-European religion it was personified as the goddess of the dawn, corresponding to the Roman goddess Aurōra, from *h₂ews- (east).

Cognates include the Latin auster, Ancient Greek Ἠώς (Ēṓs), ἠώς (ēṓs), the Sanskrit उषस् (uṣás, dawn”, “Ushas), and possibly the Old English Ēostre, English east.

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aurōra f (genitive aurōrae); first declension

  1. dawn, sunrise

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First declension.

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

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References[edit]

  • aurora in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • aurora in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “aurora”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • aurora” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • aurora in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • aurora in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray

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
  2. Short for aurora boreal.

Romanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

aurora f

  1. definite singular nominative and accusative form of auroră.

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

aurora f (plural auroras)

  1. aurora