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EtymologyEdit

From Latin crepusculum

NounEdit

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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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From creper (dusky, dark).

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NounEdit

crepusculum n (genitive crepusculī); second declension

  1. twilight, evening, dusk
  2. darkness

Usage noteEdit

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.

InflectionEdit

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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