caliginous

[ kuh-lij-uh-nuh s ]
/ kəˈlɪdʒ ə nəs /

adjective Archaic.

misty; dim; dark.

Nearby words

  1. california, lower,
  2. californian,
  3. californian spangled cat,
  4. californite,
  5. californium,
  6. caligraphy,
  7. caligula,
  8. calimanco,
  9. calimere,
  10. calimocho

Origin of caliginous

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

Related formsca·lig·i·nos·i·ty [kuh-lij-uh-nos-i-tee] /kəˌlɪdʒ əˈnɒs ɪ ti/, ca·lig·i·nous·ness, nounca·lig·i·nous·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for caliginosity

caliginous

/ (kəˈlɪdʒɪnəs) /

adjective

archaic dark; dim

Word Origin for caliginous

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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