caligin

(L). Dark, obscure

Dictionary of word roots and combining forms . . 2013.

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  • caliginous — adjective Etymology: Middle French or Latin; Middle French caligineux, from Latin caliginosus, from caligin , caligo darkness Date: 1548 misty, dark < a caliginous atmosphere > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • caliginous — caliginosity /keuh lij euh nos i tee/, caliginousness, n. caliginously, adv. /keuh lij euh neuhs/, adj. Archaic. misty; dim; dark. [1540 50; < L caliginosus misty, equiv. to caligin (s. of caligo) mist + osus OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • caliginous — ca•lig•i•nous [[t]kəˈlɪdʒ ə nəs[/t]] adj. archaic misty; dim; dark • Etymology: 1540–50; < L cālīginōsus misty =cālīgin , s. of cālīgō mist + ōsus ous …   From formal English to slang

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