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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Definitions for auroral

  1. of or like the dawn.
  2. pertaining to the aurora borealis or aurora australis.

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Citations for auroral
There was not in all that vanished October one day that did not come in with auroral splendour and go out attended by a fair galaxy of evening stars—not a day when there were not golden lights in the wide pastures and purple hazes in the ripened distances. Lucy Maud Montgomery, The Golden Road, 1913
But to brighten this northern winter there now arose within her a soft, auroral light. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Kavanagh, 1849
Origin of auroral
1545-1555
Auroral comes from the Latin aurōra meaning "dawn; dawn goddess; east." It entered English in the mid-1500s.