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caliginous

[kuh-lij-uh-nuh s] /kəˈlɪdʒ ə nəs/
adjective, Archaic.
1.
misty; dim; dark.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; < Latin cālīginōsus misty, equivalent to cālīgin- (stem of cālīgō) mist + -ōsus -ous
Related forms
caliginosity
[kuh-lij-uh-nos-i-tee] /kəˌlɪdʒ əˈnɒs ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
caliginousness, noun
caliginously, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for caliginosity

caliginous

/kəˈlɪdʒɪnəs/
adjective
1.
(archaic) dark; dim
Word Origin
C16: from Latin cālīginōsus, from cālīgō darkness
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Word Origin and History for caliginosity

caliginous

adj.

1540s, from Latin caliginosus "misty," from caliginem (nominative caligo) "mistiness, darkness, fog, gloom." Related: Caliginosity.

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