caliginous

[ kuh-lij-uh-nuhs ]
/ kəˈlɪdʒ ə nəs /

adjective Archaic.

misty; dim; dark.

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Origin of caliginous

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

OTHER WORDS FROM caliginous

ca·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 caliginous

caliginous
/ (kəˈlɪdʒɪnəs) /

adjective

archaic dark; dim

Word Origin for caliginous

C16: from Latin cālīginōsus, from cālīgō darkness
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