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EtymologyEdit

From French brillant, from Medieval Latin as if *berilare(to sparkle like a beryl or other precious stone), from Latin berillus, beryllus(a beryl, gem, eyeglass), from Ancient Greek βήρυλλος(bḗrullos, beryl).

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AdjectiveEdit

brilliant ‎(comparative more brilliant, superlative most brilliant)

  1. Shining brightly.
    the brilliant lights along the promenade
  2. (of a colour) Both bright and saturated.
    butterflies with brilliant blue wings
  3. (of a voice or sound) having a sharp, clear tone
  4. Of surpassing excellence.
    The actor's performance in the play was simply brilliant.
  5. Magnificent or wonderful.
  6. Highly intelligent.
    She is a brilliant scientist.

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brilliant ‎(countable and uncountable, plural brilliants)

  1. A finely cut gemstone, especially a diamond, cut in a particular form with numerous facets so as to maximize light return through the top (called "table") of the stone.
  2. (uncountable, printing, dated) The size of type between excelsior and diamond, standardized as 4-point.
  3. Most hummingbird species of the genus Heliodoxa.
  4. A kind of cotton goods, figured on the weaving.

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Crimean TatarEdit

EtymologyEdit

French brillant.

NounEdit

brilliant

  1. brilliant.

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ReferencesEdit

  • Mirjejev, V. A.; Usejinov, S. M. (2002) Ukrajinsʹko-krymsʹkotatarsʹkyj slovnyk [Ukrainian – Crimean Tatar Dictionary][1], Simferopol: Dolya, ISBN 966-7980-89-8