antelucan

antelucan
Before dawn

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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 — |antə̇12 lükən adjective Etymology: Latin antelucanus, from ante + luc , lux light + anus an more at light archaic : before dawn antelucan worship …   Useful english dictionary

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

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

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