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From Middle English luminem, limnen (to illuminate (a manuscript)), from Middle French enluminer, from Latin illūminō (I illuminate) (English illuminate), in + lūminō (light up), from lūmen (light), from Proto-Indo-European *lewk- (English leam (glow)).

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limn (third-person singular simple present limns, present participle limning, simple past and past participle limned)

  1. (transitive) To draw or paint; delineate.
    • 2015, Karen Hawkins, How To Pursue A Princess: Duchess Diaries 2, London: Headline Publishing Group, →ISBN:
      As if to reaffirm her imagination, the sun broke through the trees to limn his broad shoulders with gold.
  2. (transitive, obsolete) To illuminate, as a manuscript.

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