twilight

英 ['twaɪlaɪt] 美 ['twaɪlaɪt]
  • n. 黎明,黄昏;薄暮;衰退期;朦胧状态
  • adj. 昏暗的,微明的;暮年的
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1. 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.
2. 本人认为该词的字面含义应为:两天之间的过度时期的亮度,也就是从前一天的黄昏到第二天的黎明这期间的亮度,因为这就是两天之间的过度时期,是一个承前启后的时期。
3. Twilight Syndrome (黄昏症候群): 一部日本电影的名字和游戏.
twilight 薄暮,黄昏

twi-,二,此处表虚数,light,光线。比喻用法。

twilight
twilight: [15] Twilight is etymologically ‘light between day and night’. The word was compounded from the prefix twi- ‘two’, apparently used here in the sense ‘between’ (between itself comes from the same ultimate source as two) and light. German has the parallel zwielicht.
=> two
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