crepusculum

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin crepusculum

Noun[edit]

crepusculum (uncountable)

  1. crepuscule; twilight; dusk
    [Earthshine] should appear more splendid and be visible after the crepusculum in the dark of night.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From creper (dusky, dark).

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Noun[edit]

crepusculum n (genitive crepusculī); second declension

  1. twilight, evening, dusk
  2. darkness

Usage notes[edit]

In Medieval use (e.g., Bede), sometimes conceived as a particular period of evening lasting from sunset to vespers, the darker period of twilight when Venus and the stars began to appear.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative crepusculum crepuscula
Genitive crepusculī crepusculōrum
Dative crepusculō crepusculīs
Accusative crepusculum crepuscula
Ablative crepusculō crepusculīs
Vocative crepusculum crepuscula

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