sheenful

sheen

[sheen]
noun
1.
luster; brightness; radiance.
2.
gleaming attire.
adjective
verb (used without object)
5.
Scot. and North England. to shine.

Origin:
before 900; (adj.) Middle English sheene beautiful, bright, shining, Old English scēne; cognate with German schön; (v.) Middle English s(c)henen, derivative of the adj.; (noun) derivative of the adj.

sheenful, adjective
sheenless, adjective
sheenly, adverb


1. See polish.
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sheen (ʃiːn)
 
n
1.  a gleaming or glistening brightness; lustre
2.  poetic splendid clothing
 
adj
3.  rare shining and beautiful; radiant
 
[Old English sciene; related to Old Norse skjōni white horse, Gothic skauns beautiful, Old High German scōni bright]
 
'sheeny
 
adj

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sheen
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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