lucifugous

Word Origin for lucifugous

C17: from Latin lucifugus, from lux (genitive lūcis) light + fugere to flee + -ous
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Word Origin and History for lucifugous
adj.

"shunning the light," 1650s, from Latin lucifugus, from stem of lucere "to shine" (see light (n.)) + stem of fugax "apt to flee, timid," figuratively "transitory, fleeting," from fugere "to flee" (see fugitive).

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