dayspring

noun

Definition of dayspring

1 archaic : the beginning of day : dawn
2 : the beginning of a new era or order of things the dayspring of their youth— W. B. Yeats

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First Known Use of dayspring

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dayspring

Middle English, from day + spring

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“Dayspring.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dayspring. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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