dawn
I. intransitive verb Etymology: Middle English, probably back-formation from dawning daybreak, alteration of dawing, from Old English dagung, from dagian Date: 15th century 1. to begin to grow light as the sun rises 2. to begin to appear or develop 3. to begin to be perceived or understood <
the truth finally dawned on us
>
II. noun Date: 15th century 1. the first appearance of light in the morning followed by sunrise 2. beginning <
the dawn of the space age
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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