caliginous

caliginous

[kuh-lij-uh-nuhs]
adjective Archaic.
misty; dim; dark.

Origin:
1540–50; < Latin cālīginōsus misty, equivalent to cālīgin- (stem of cālīgō) mist + -ōsus -ous

caliginosity [kuh-lij-uh-nos-i-tee] , caliginousness, noun
caliginously, adverb
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caliginous (kəˈlɪdʒɪnəs)
 
adj
archaic dark; dim
 
[C16: from Latin cālīginōsus, from cālīgō darkness]

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caliginous
1540s, from L. caliginosus "misty," from caliginem (nom. caligo) "mistiness, darkness, fog, gloom." Related: Caliginosity.
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