Definitions

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  • n. A thin ambient light which precedes true dawn, typically by around an hour, in certain parts of the world.
  • n. Something engendering premature hope; a promising sign which in fact leads to nothing.

Etymologies

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From false + dawn, translating Arabic صبح كاذب (SubH kaaDib).

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