Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Dawn, in my words

dalce : dawn

The Illunse word for dawn is dalce. Dalce is an unusual last name. Dalce is the name of a village in Slovenia.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word dægrǽd (daybreak, dawn, early morning) and the Latin word diluculum (dawn, daybreak, first light; break of day). Another Latin word for dawn, which is likely more common, is aurora (dawn, daybreak, sunrise; goddess of the dawn).

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