Middle English, borrowed from Latin crepusculum, from presumed earlier *krepos- "twilight" (of obscure origin) + -culum, probably after dīlūculum "dawn, daybreak" (from dīlūcēre "to be clear" + -ulum, diminutive suffix)
14th century, in the meaning defined above
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“Crepuscule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crepuscule. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.
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