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What does "Aurora" mean?

Definition

(n.) A species of crowfoot (n.) The Roman personification of the dawn of day; the goddess of the morning. The poets represented her a rising out of the ocean, in a chariot, with rosy fingers dropping gentle dew (n.) The aurora borealis or aurora australis (northern or southern lights (n.) The rise, dawn, or beginning (n.) The rising light of the morning; the dawn of day; the redness of the sky just before the sun rises


Synonyms dawn, morning, sunrise, daybreak, sunup, dawning, dayspring, cockcrow, first light, break of day, break of the day


Word Family aurorae, auroral, auroras, aurorean