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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *skauniz (beautiful), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ḱown- (quick, dashing, beautiful). Cognate with Old Frisian skēne (beautiful), Old Saxon skōni (shiny, beautiful), Old High German scōni (handsome, brilliant, pure, lovely, good, pleasant), Gothic 𐍃𐌺𐌰𐌿𐌽𐍃 (skauns, beautiful).

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AdjectiveEdit

sċīene (comparative sċīenra, superlative sċīenost)

  1. (West Saxon) beautiful, fair, bright
  2. (West Saxon) bright, brilliant, light, shining

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