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Mar. 13th 2009 - Limn

limn [ lim ]
(past and past participle limned, present participle limning, 3rd person present singular limns)

transitive verb

Definition:
1. draw or paint: to draw or paint a picture of somebody or something, especially in outline
2. describe: to describe something in words

[15th century. Alteration of obsolete lumine "illustrate a manuscript," via French < Latin luminare "illumine" < lumin- "light"]

Limn. Encarta® World English Dictionary [North American Edition] © & (P)2009 Microsoft Corporation. http://encarta.msn.com/dictionary_/limn.html (accessed: March 13, 2009).

Example:
Across America, lack faces were limned in flickering phosphorescence, absorbing their nightly network nourishment.
Tags: french, l, latin, verb
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