Etymology
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refulgent (adj.)

"brilliant, emitting bright light," c. 1500, from Old French refulgent and directly from Latin refulgentem (nominative refulgens), present participle of refulgere "flash back, shine brilliantly," from re- "back" (see re-) + fulgere "to shine" (from PIE *bhleg- "to shine, flash," from root *bhel- (1) "to shine, flash, burn"). Related: Refulgently.

updated on June 15, 2021

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