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  • noun Plural form of umbra.


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  • Photometria, sive, De mensura et gradibus luminis, colorum et umbrae.

    The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe

  • [1008] Errant exangues sine corpore et ossibus umbrae.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Istae se statim umbrae offerunt tanto squalore et in omni fere diverticulo tanta macie, ut illas jamjam moribundas putes.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Mons sterilis et nivosus, ubi intempesta nocte umbrae apparent.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • That which on earth is called diffusion of light, that luminous matter which the air holds in suspension, which creates the twilight and the daybreak, which produces the umbrae and penumbrae, and all the magic of chiaro-oscuro, does not exist on the moon.

    Round the Moon

  • * Innuit in homine esse imaginem Dei, sed imperfectam et qualem umbrae: [1011] 1

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 1

  • -- Ed. [91] "Innuit in homine esse imaginem Dei, sed imperfectam et qualem umbrae."

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 1

  • _Aen_ I 607-8, which Ovid is clearly imitating: 'dum montibus umbrae/lustrabunt, _conuexa_ polus dum _sidera_ pascet'.

    The Last Poems of Ovid

  • One of Galileo's most striking discoveries, when he pointed his telescope to the heavenly bodies, was that of the irregularly shaped spots on the sun, with the dark central _umbra_ and the less dark, but more extensive, _penumbra_ surrounding it, sometimes with several umbrae in one penumbra.

    History of Astronomy

  • Unde umbrae cesserunt, corpore adveniente, ut jam in Christo et veritatem habeamus et omnem plenitudinem.

    The Creeds of the Evangelical Protestant Churches.


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  • The darkest part of a shadow, especially the cone-shaped region of full shadow cast by Earth, the Moon, or another body during an eclipse.

    October 4, 2008