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twilight (n.)

"light from the sky when the sun is below the horizon at morning and evening," late 14c. (twilighting), a compound of twi- + light (n.) Cognate with Middle Flemish twilicht, Dutch tweelicht (16c.), Middle High German twelicht, German zwielicht. Exact connotation of twi- in this word is unclear, but it appears to refer to "half" light, rather than the fact that twilight occurs twice a day. Compare also Sanskrit samdhya "twilight," literally "a holding together, junction," Middle High German zwischerliecht, literally "tweenlight." Originally and most commonly in English with reference to evening twilight but occasionally used of morning twilight (a sense first attested mid-15c.). Figurative extension recorded from c. 1600.

Twilight zone is from 1901 in a literal sense, a part of the sky lit by twilight; from 1909 in extended senses in references to topics or cases where authority or behavior is unclear. In the 1909 novel "In the Twilight Zone," the reference is to mulatto heritage. "She was in the twilight zone between the races where each might claim her ...." The U.S. TV series of that name is from 1959.

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Definitions of twilight
1
twilight (n.)
the time of day immediately following sunset;
he loved the twilight
Synonyms: dusk / gloaming / gloam / nightfall / evenfall / fall / crepuscule / crepuscle
twilight (n.)
the diffused light from the sky when the sun is below the horizon but its rays are refracted by the atmosphere of the earth;
twilight (n.)
a condition of decline following successes;
in the twilight of the empire
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twilight (adj.)
lighted by or as if by twilight; "The dusky night rides down the sky/And ushers in the morn"-Henry Fielding;
the twilight glow of the sky
Synonyms: dusky / twilit
From wordnet.princeton.edu

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