aurora n

L. 'goddess of the dawn, orient'.

  1. Dawn; sunrise; enlightenment; period of first light; rising light that marks the beginning of a new twenty-four hour period; [fig.] resurrection; restoration; new life; rebirth having a body of light and perfection.
  2. Ranunculus; buttercup; floral plant; species of crowfoot; [fig.] early life; maidenhood; young womanhood.