Advertisement

splendor (n.)

mid-15c., splendoure, "radiance, brilliance, source of magnificence or excellence," from Old French esplendour, Anglo-French esplendour (Old French splendeur, splendor, 12c.) and directly from Latin splendor "brilliance, brightness," from splendere "be bright, shine" (see splendid).

Others are reading

Advertisement
Advertisement
Definitions of splendor from WordNet

splendor (n.)
a quality that outshines the usual;
splendor (n.)
the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand;
it is the university that gives the scene its stately splendor
From wordnet.princeton.edu