anax, = lord, king, applied to all the gods, especially to Apollo;
anaxuo, = to scrape off;
anaxein, = to polish;
-itas = indicates a concept or quality.
(shiny upper surface of the leaves) (LS, Le, BL)
nyx, = night;
nyct-, = pertaining to night;
Nyx,** = The personification of night and its goddess;
meera, = day.
hemera, = day, the light of day;
Hemera,** = the personification of the day.
(ephemeral, lasting for a day and a night) (LS, BL, PG, Ox)
virga, = a slender green branch, a twig, sprout, switch, rod;
(slender green branch, twig, scion, stripe)
-atus, = indicates possession or likeness.
virgatus, = made of twigs or osiers.
(twiggy, long and slender, or streaked, rod-like)