niteo

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *nei (to shine), see also Welsh nwyfiant (splendor, gleam), Old Irish niab (strength), noib (holy), Middle Irish niam (splendor, gleam), niamda (shining).

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present active niteō, present infinitive nitēre, perfect active nituī (no passive)

  1. I am radiant, shine, look bright, glitter, sparkle, glisten.
  2. (figuratively, of animals) I am sleek or in good condition.
  3. (figuratively, of fields, plants) I look flourishing or thriving; thrive.
  4. (figuratively, of persons) I am brilliant, look bright or beautiful, shine.
  5. (figuratively, of wealth) I flourish, abound.

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Last modified on 10 February 2014, at 19:34