Definition of Caligo

1. n. Dimness or obscurity of sight, dependent upon a speck on the cornea; also, the speck itself.



Definition of Caligo

1. a reduction in vision [n CALIGOS or CALIGOES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Caligo

caliducts
caliectasis
calif
califate
califates
california group viruses
californidine
californite
californium
californiums
califs
caligation
caliginosity
caliginous
caliginousness
caligo (current term)
caligoes
caligos
caligraphic
caligraphies
caligraphy
calima
calimanco
calimas
calimocho
calimochos
caliology
calioplasty
caliorrhaphy
caliotomy

Literary usage of Caligo

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1. A Hand-book to the Order Lepidoptera by William Forsell Kirby (1896)
"The largest species of the Sub-family belong to the GENUS caligo. caligo, Hübner ... The species of caligo are large broad-winged insects resembling Morpho, ..."

2. The works of William Cullen: containing his physiology, nosology, and first by William Cullen (1827)
"259.—Cataracta, Lin. 109. Species sunt, 1. caligo (lentis) ob maculam ... Glaucoma, Vog. 241. Variat pro diverse humoris statu. caligo ..."

3. A Dictionary of terms used in medicine and the collateral sciences by Richard Dennis Hoblyn (1900)
"for caligo, or opacity of the eye, from its giving the idea of a film spreading across the sight. Hence Shakespare, in King Lear: "This the foul fiend ..."

4. An Elementary Latin Dictionary by Charlton Thomas Lewis, Hugh Macmaster Kingery (1918)
"[caliga], wearing soldiers'boot*; hence, in hob-nailed boots, rough-shod, lu. caliginosus adj. [caligo], misty, dark, obscure, gloomy: caelum: Stella. ..."

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