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EtymologyEdit

With regressive dissimilation (m-b > n-b) from *temabrāi, nominalized feminine plural from Proto-Italic *temazros (dark), from Proto-Indo-European *temH-(e)s-ro-, from *temH-. Related to temere.

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NounEdit

tenebrae f pl (genitive tenebrārum); first declension

  1. darkness, especially the darkness of night
  2. (poetic) shadow of death
  3. prison, dungeon
  4. (by extension) gloom or darkness of the mind

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun, plural only.

Case Plural
Nominative tenebrae
Genitive tenebrārum
Dative tenebrīs
Accusative tenebrās
Ablative tenebrīs
Vocative tenebrae

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