antelucan

antelucan
\\|antə̇12 lükən\ adjective
Etymology: Latin antelucanus, from ante- + luc-, lux light + -anus -an — more at light
archaic : before dawn

antelucan worship


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  • Antelucan — An te*lu can, a. [L. antelucanus; ante + lux light.] Held or being before light; a word applied to assemblies of Christians, in ancient times of persecution, held before light in the morning. Antelucan worship. De Quincey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • antelucan — adjective Before dawn …   Wiktionary

  • antelucan — an·te·lu·can …   English syllables

  • antelucan —   n. archaic, before dawn …   Dictionary of difficult words

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