Definition of lucesco, lucisco
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LNS
lūcescō, lūcescere, -, -
lūciscō, lūciscere, -, -
luceo
verb (3rd conjugation)
  1. to begin to shine
  2. to grow light, break, dawn
Abbreviations
lūcesco and lūcisco, ere, v. inch. n. [luceo], to begin to shine. Lit. In gen.: sol lucescit, Verg. E. 6, 37: quorum caput flavo capillorum crine lucescat, Firm. Math. 4, 13.

— In partic., of the break of day, to grow light, break, dawn: nonae lucescunt, Ov. F. 5, 417.

— Impers.: lucescit or luciscit, the day is breaking: eamus, Amphitruo: luciscit hoc jam, it is getting light there (in the sky), Plaut. Am. 1, 3, 45; Ter. Heaut. 3, 1, 1; v. luceo, I. A. fin.: cum lucisceret, as soon as it grew light, at break of day, *Cic. Fam. 15, 4, 8: et jam lucescebat, Liv. 4, 28.

— Trop.: luciscens amor, bright, Front. ad Anton. 1, 5 Mai.
 
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