f.j. sheen


Fulton (John) 1895–1979, U.S. Roman Catholic clergyman, writer, and teacher.
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sheen (ʃiːn)
1.  a gleaming or glistening brightness; lustre
2.  poetic splendid clothing
3.  rare shining and beautiful; radiant
[Old English sciene; related to Old Norse skjōni white horse, Gothic skauns beautiful, Old High German scōni bright]

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Word Origin & History

1602 (first attested in "Hamlet" iii.2), noun use of adj. sheene "beautiful, bright," from O.E. scene, from P.Gmc. *skauniz (cf. O.H.G. skoni, Ger. schön, O.Fris. skene, M.Du. scone, Du. schoon, Goth. skaunja "beautiful"), from PIE base *skeue- "to pay attention, perceive" (see caveat).
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