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EtymologyEdit

From dæġ (day, daytime) + variant of -rǣd (forming adjectives)

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dæġrēd

  1. Dawn, the period of the early morning before sunrise when the sun's light begins to brighten the sky.

Usage notesEdit

In Bede & al., distinguished as the earlier part of the morning (matutinum or aurora) as opposed to diluculum, the period just before sunrise. Other times, it is inclusive of or (as in Ælfric) identified with diluculum instead.

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