glimmer

See also: Glimmer

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English glimeren, glemeren (to glimmer), equivalent to glim (to shine) +‎ -er (frequentative suffix). Cognate with German Low German glimmern (to glimmer), German glimmern (to glimmer), Danish glimre (to glimmer), Swedish glimra (to glimmer).

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NounEdit

glimmer (countable and uncountable, plural glimmers)

  1. A faint light; a dim glow.
    The glimmer of the fireflies was pleasant to watch.
  2. A flash of light.
  3. A faint or remote possibility.
    a glimmer of hope
  4. (dated, uncountable) Mica.

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VerbEdit

glimmer (third-person singular simple present glimmers, present participle glimmering, simple past and past participle glimmered)

  1. (intransitive) To shine with a faint, unsteady light.
    The fireflies glimmered in the dark.
    the glimmering dawn; a glimmering lamp

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Derived from glimre (glitter, glisten, sparkle). Sense 2 is from German Glimmer. Has also undergone influence from English.

NounEdit

glimmer m (definite singular glimmeren, uncountable)

  1. (literary and formal) magnificence, glitter, tinsel, something that shines
    Rikdommens glimmer
    The tinsel of wealth
  2. mica
    Glimmer er et mineral som lett spaltes i tynne flak.
    Mica is a mineral that easily separates into thin leaves.

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Derived termsEdit

  • glimmerskifer
  • Lys glimmer = white mica (literally: "bright mica")

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Derived from glimre (glitter, glisten, sparkle), with influence from English. The definition is from German Glimmer.

NounEdit

glimmer m (definite singular glimmeren, uncountable)

  1. mica
    Glimmer er eit mineral som lett spaltast i tynne flak.
    Mica is a mineral that easily separates into thin leaves.

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

  • glimmerskifer
  • Lys glimmer = white mica (literally: "bright mica")

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