Pronounced: un-WON-tid, adj

Notes: This word is a bit of a cheat; I do happen to know the word, but I don’t think it is well known. However, I did not know if well enough to pronounce it properly.

Yesterday’s word

The word lambent means

  • dealing lightly and gracefully with a subject; brilliantly playful
  • running or moving lightly over a surface
  • softly bright or radiant
First usage

Our word came into English in the mid-1600s

Background / Comments

Our word came from the Latin word lambent-, a stem of lambēns (lapping), which is the present participle of lambere (to lick; to wash — used of fire or water).

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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