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EnglishEdit

 
An aurora seen above Bear Lake, Alaska, USA

EtymologyEdit

From Latin aurōra (dawn).

PronunciationEdit

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

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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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EtymologyEdit

From Latin aurōra, from an ā-stem extension of Proto-Italic *auzōs, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éwsōs.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /au̯ˈrɔ.ra/, [äu̯ˈr̺ɔːr̺ä]
  • Hyphenation: au‧rò‧ra

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aurora f (plural aurore)

  1. dawn, sunrise
    Antonym: tramonto
  2. aurora

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EtymologyEdit

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 the Old English Ēostre (modern Easter), 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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aurora

EtymologyEdit

From Latin aurōra (dawn, sunrise), from the Proto-Indo-European *h₂éwsōs (dawn).

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aurora f (plural auroras)

  1. dawn; daybreak
  2. Clipping of aurora boreal.

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NounEdit

aurora f (plural auroras)

  1. aurora