noun, plural au·ro·ras, au·ro·rae [uh-rawr-ee, uh-rohr-ee] /əˈrɔr i, əˈroʊr i/ for defs 2, 3.
Origin of Aurora
Examples from the Web for aurora
She was a talented singer, and after graduating high school in Aurora she enrolled at Denver Community College to study music.Indiana Serial Killer’s Confession Was Just the Start|Michael Daly|October 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
How did it come to be then that she would feel an affinity for Aurora and start to care for her?The ‘Maleficent’ Screenwriter Also Wrote ‘The Lion King’ and ‘Beauty and the Beast’|Kevin Fallon|June 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Clevenger sounds little better than he did 10 years ago in a letter to the editor in the Aurora Advertiser.
Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article said Miller was from Marrionville but he lived in neighboring Aurora.
The same people who now own the Bettles Lodge own the Aurora Lodge, which is a bit more modern and is toasty warm.Visiting the Arctic Circle…Before It’s Irreversibly Changed|Terry Greene Sterling|April 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Above, the aurora flashed red shafts, while a soft moaning filled the sky.Menotah|Ernest G. Henham
We made many excellent observations of the aurora australis in all parts of the heavens.The South Pole, Volumes 1 and 2|Roald Amundsen
Aurora caught her daughter's cheeks between her hands and laughed all over them.The Grandissimes|George Washington Cable
I remember well: the aurora that night was in the sky, and at its edge floated a moon surrounded by a ring, with two mock-moons.The Purple Cloud|M.P. Shiel
Aurora's eyes flashed sparks of fire as she turned upon the speaker.Aurora Floyd, Vol. I (of 3)|M. E. (Mary Elizabeth) Braddon
noun plural -ras or -rae (-riː)
Word Origin for aurora
late 14c., from Latin Aurora, the Roman goddess of dawn, from PIE *ausus- "dawn," also the name of the Indo-European goddess of the dawn, from root *aus- "to shine," especially of the dawn (cf. Greek eos "dawn," auein "to dry, kindle;" Sanskrit usah, Lithuanian ausra "dawn;" Latin auster "south wind," usum "to burn;" Old English east "east").