tenebrae

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

With regressive dissimilation (m-b > n-b) from *temabrāi, nominalized feminine plural from Proto-Italic *temazros (dark), from Proto-Indo-European *temH-(e)s-ro-, from *temH-. Related to temere.

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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.

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

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References[edit]

  • tenebrae in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • tenebrae in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “tenebrae”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • tenebrae in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette