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English

Noun

Singular
aurora

Plural
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  1. An atmospheric phenomenon created by charged particles from the sun striking the upper atmosphere, creating coloured lights in the sky. It is usually named australis or borealis based on whether it is in the southern or northern hemispheres respectively.

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Italian

Noun

aurora f. (plural aurore)

  1. dawn, sunrise
  2. aurora

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Latin

Etymology

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂ewsṓs (dawn), which was also personified as a goddess of dawn in PIE religion, corresponding to Roman goddess Aurōra. Cognates include Ancient Greek Ἠώς (Ēōs)/ἠώς (hēōs), Sanskrit उषस् (uṣás), dawn; Ushas) and possibly Old English Ēostre.

Noun

aurōra (genitive aurōrae); f, first declension

  1. dawn, sunrise

Inflection

Number Singular Plural
nominative aurōra aurōrae
genitive aurōrae aurōrārum
dative aurōrae aurōrīs
accusative aurōram aurōrās
ablative aurōrā aurōrīs
vocative aurōra aurōrae

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Descendants


Romanian

Noun

aurora f. (singular, nominative/accusative, definite form of auroră)

  1. the dawn

Spanish

Noun

aurora f. (plural auroras)

Singular
aurora f.

Plural
auroras f.

  1. aurora

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