Twilightide

Published: 1st September 2021

Citation: Astronist Institution. (2021). Twilightide. Available: https://www.astronism.com/astronary/astroeschatology/twilightide. Last accessed [enter date e.g. 1st Sept 2021].

ˈtwʌɪlʌɪtʌɪd

noun  Astroeschatology

the Astronist conception of the present condition of humanity as standing at a crossroads between its devolution (the choice of Evenfall) or its transcension (the choice of vesperism).

DERIVATIVES AND ALTERNATIVE PHRASES

Stavarian | stavɛːrɪən | adjective & noun
Stavarianism | stavɛːrɪənɪz(ə)m | noun
Twilight of humanity
Twilight of humankind
Twilight of mankind

ORIGINS AND ETYMOLOGY

Astro-English: from Astronese, the word Twilightide is formed by the word twilight which is used in its broader metaphorical sense to denote “a state of potential decline” so as to imply the imminence of the Degradation while the addition of the suffix -tide is used to denote a period of time; use of the adjective stavarian and the noun stavarianism is based on the Greek word stavrodrómi meaning “crossroads.”

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