- Dawn, the period of the early morning before sunrise when the sun's light begins to brighten the sky.
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.
- "dægrēd" in Bosworth & Toller's Anglo-Saxon Dictionary (1882), Oxford: Clarendon Press.
- "Anglo-Saxon Manual of Astronomy", p. 6, in Popular Treatises on Science Written during the Middle Ages (1841), London: Historical Society of Science.