Dayspring - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
Dayspring[ 1,,G395, anatole ]
lit., a rising up" (cp. anatello, "to cause to rise"), is used of the rising of the sun and stars; it chiefly means the east, as in Matthew 2:1, etc.; rendered "dayspring" in Luke 1:78. Its other meaning, "a shoot," is found in the Sept. in Jeremiah 23:5; Zechariah 6:12. See also the margin of Luke 1:78, "branch." See EAST.