drop serene

drop serene
drop serene noun (Milton)
An old medical name for (a type of blindness) amaurosis, literally translated from L gutta serēna
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drop serene (Milton)
Gutta serena or amaurosis, a kind of blindness
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Main Entry:serene

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  • Drop serene — Serene Se*rene , a. [L. serenus to grow dry, Gr. ??? hot, scorching.] 1. Bright; clear; unabscured; as, a serene sky. [1913 Webster] The moon serene in glory mounts the sky. Pope. [1913 Webster] Full many a gem of purest ray serene The dark… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drop serene — Drop Drop (dr[o^]p), n. [OE. drope, AS. dropa; akin to OS. dropo, D. drop, OHG. tropo, G. tropfen, Icel. dropi, Sw. droppe; and Fr. AS. dre[ o]pan to drip, drop; akin to OS. driopan, D. druipen, OHG. triofan, G. triefen, Icel. drj[=u]pa. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drop serene — Amaurosis Am au*ro sis, n. [Gr. ?, fr. ? dark, dim.] (Med.) A loss or decay of sight, from loss of power in the optic nerve, without any perceptible external change in the eye; called also {gutta serena}, the {drop serene} of Milton. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drop serene — Amaurosis, gutta serena …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Serene — Se*rene , a. [L. serenus to grow dry, Gr. ??? hot, scorching.] 1. Bright; clear; unabscured; as, a serene sky. [1913 Webster] The moon serene in glory mounts the sky. Pope. [1913 Webster] Full many a gem of purest ray serene The dark unfathomed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drop — (dr[o^]p), n. [OE. drope, AS. dropa; akin to OS. dropo, D. drop, OHG. tropo, G. tropfen, Icel. dropi, Sw. droppe; and Fr. AS. dre[ o]pan to drip, drop; akin to OS. driopan, D. druipen, OHG. triofan, G. triefen, Icel. drj[=u]pa. Cf. {Drip},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drop by drop — Drop Drop (dr[o^]p), n. [OE. drope, AS. dropa; akin to OS. dropo, D. drop, OHG. tropo, G. tropfen, Icel. dropi, Sw. droppe; and Fr. AS. dre[ o]pan to drip, drop; akin to OS. driopan, D. druipen, OHG. triofan, G. triefen, Icel. drj[=u]pa. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drop curtain — Drop Drop (dr[o^]p), n. [OE. drope, AS. dropa; akin to OS. dropo, D. drop, OHG. tropo, G. tropfen, Icel. dropi, Sw. droppe; and Fr. AS. dre[ o]pan to drip, drop; akin to OS. driopan, D. druipen, OHG. triofan, G. triefen, Icel. drj[=u]pa. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drop forging — Drop Drop (dr[o^]p), n. [OE. drope, AS. dropa; akin to OS. dropo, D. drop, OHG. tropo, G. tropfen, Icel. dropi, Sw. droppe; and Fr. AS. dre[ o]pan to drip, drop; akin to OS. driopan, D. druipen, OHG. triofan, G. triefen, Icel. drj[=u]pa. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drop hammer — Drop Drop (dr[o^]p), n. [OE. drope, AS. dropa; akin to OS. dropo, D. drop, OHG. tropo, G. tropfen, Icel. dropi, Sw. droppe; and Fr. AS. dre[ o]pan to drip, drop; akin to OS. driopan, D. druipen, OHG. triofan, G. triefen, Icel. drj[=u]pa. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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