beglisten

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From be- (about) +‎ glisten.

VerbEdit

beglisten (third-person singular simple present beglistens, present participle beglistening, simple past and past participle beglistened)

  1. (intransitive) To glisten all about.
    • 1998, Patience Worth, The Light from Beyond:
      I see a deep deep sky, Which wears a crown of gold-tipped clouds, In which beglisten stars.
  2. (transitive) To cause or make to glisten all about.
    • 1950, Percy MacKaye, The mystery of Hamlet, King of Denmark:
      But here, methinks, most witching-succulent For orgy of Elsinore, 't were this old wine Of Capri's isle, beglisten'd with aquamarine Of the groined grotto, where the naked diver Turns fish of silver, in the upslanting gold Of liquid-burning [...]
Last modified on 17 June 2013, at 02:10