What does tenebrous mean?

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?t?n ? br?s; t??n?b ri ?stene·brous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tenebrous, tenebrific, tenebrious(adj)

    dark and gloomy

    "a tenebrous cave"


  1. tenebrous(Adjective)

    Dark and gloomy.

    Etymology: tenebrous (earlier tenebrus) from tenebrosus, itself from tenebrae.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tenebrous(adj)

    dark; gloomy; dusky; tenebrious

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tenebrous

    ten′e-brus, adj. dark: gloomy—also Ten′ebrose.—n.pl. Tenebr? (ten′e-brē), an office held by Roman Catholics on Good Friday and the preceding two days, consisting of the matins and lauds of the following day. During it the church is gradually darkened by the putting out of all the candles but one, which for a time (as a symbol of our Lord's death and burial) is hidden at the Epistle corner of the altar.—adj. Tenebrif′ic, producing darkness.—ns. Tēneb′rio, a genus of beetles, including the meal-worm; Tenebros′ity, darkness. [L. tenebrosustenebr?, darkness.]

Editors Contribution

  1. tenebrous

    Tenebrous (adj) meaning dark, there is no light.

    Tenebrous is hard to understand or limited plan.

    Submitted by pinkss5 on October 21, 2015  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tenebrous in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tenebrous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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