lovely weekend find

au·bade  ( – bahd) n.

  1. A song or instrumental composition concerning, accompanying, or evoking daybreak.
  2. A poem or song of or about lovers separating at dawn.

He was usually still awake when the birds began to warble their aubade.
— Christopher Buckley, "What was Robert Benchley?,"  National Review, June 16, 1997

[French, from Old French albade, from Old Provencal albada, from alba, dawn, aubade, from Latin, feminine of albus, white.
See albho- in Indo-European Roots.]

Some things are just too sweet not to share.


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