Definitions

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  • v. To illumine; to light up.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To illumine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To illumine; enlighten; give light to.

Etymologies

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French enluminer.

Examples

  • France, drawn up by Gilles Malet, his librarian, in 1373, there is a volume 'Du roy Artus, de la Table Ronde, et de la Mort dudit roy, tres bien escript et enlumine.'

    The Book-Hunter at Home

  • Woman, have thou no doubt, for without peril thou shalt be delivered of a daughter which shall by her doctrine enlumine all the world.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 6

  • Lord hath appeared to me this night, and hath said to me: Let not ne give none empeshment to Barnabas for to go into Cyprus, for he shall there enlumine many folk and shall suffer there martyrdom.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 3

  • When S. Valentine was brought in an house in prison, then he prayed to God, saying: Lord Jesu Christ very God, which art very light, enlumine this house in such wise that they that dwell therein may know thee to be very God.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 3

  • Secondly, they be sent to enlumine to understanding unto knowledge, and this is signified Apocalypsis

    The Golden Legend, vol. 5

  • And anon the apostle made his prayer, saying: O God of Abraham, God of Isaac, and God of Jacob, which hast given to us such power that we enlumine the blind, and cleanse the lepers, I desire and require that this multitude might be healed, and they all answered, Amen.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 5

  • Euen so doe those rough and harsh termes enlumine and make more clearly to appeare the brightnesse of braue and glorious words.

    Shepheardes Calendar

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