Duskest

dusk

2 [duhsk]
adjective
1.
tending to darkness; dark.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
2.
to make or become dusk; darken.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English duske (adj.), dusken (v.); metathetic alteration of Old English dox dusky, doxian to turn dark; cognate with L. fuscus dark

duskish, adjective
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dusk (dʌsk)
 
n
1.  twilight or the darker part of twilight
2.  poetic gloom; shade
 
adj
3.  poetic shady; gloomy
 
vb
4.  poetic to make or become dark
 
[Old English dox; related to Old Saxon dosan brown, Old High German tusin yellow, Norwegian dusmen misty, Latin fuscus dark brown]

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dusk
O.E. dox "dark-haired, dark from the absence of light" (cognate with Swed. duska "be misty," L. fuscus "dark," Skt. dhusarah "dust-colored"). Modern form is perhaps via a Northumbrian variant. A color word originally; the sense of "twilight" is recorded from 1622.
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