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Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Perhaps from Proto-Germanic *glitinōną, from a root cognate with Old Norse glitra + Proto-Germanic *-inōną. Ultimately from *ǵʰel- (to shine, shimmer, glow). Related to Old English glisnian (to glisten), Old English glīdan (to glide). More at glitter, glisten, glint, glass.

VerbEdit

glitnian

  1. (intransitive) To shine light
  2. (intransitive, of objects that are shiny) to reflect light
  3. (intransitive) to be splendid

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