adumbrate, adj.

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The passions, no greater than candle flames, flickered in Time’s yawn, for Gormenghast, huge and adumbrate, out-crumbles all.

Behind him the long, adumbrate Hall of the Bright Carvings glimmered beneath the suspended chandeliers.

(M. Peake; Titus Groan)

Is it an adjective here? None of my dictionaries lists it as such.

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Mervyn Peake invented a lot of words in his writing. However, a very quick Google search for the word found many hits, like this one.
 

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Mervyn Peake invented a lot of words in his writing. However, a very quick Google search for the word found many hits, like this one.

Thank you emsr2d2.

Although it doesn't list 'adumbrate' as an adjective either.

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