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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Limn \Limn\ (l[i^]m), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Limned (l[i^]md); p. pr. & vb. n. Limning (l[i^]m"n[i^]ng or l[i^]m"[i^]ng).] [OE. limnen, fr. luminen, for enluminen, F. enluminer to illuminate, to limn, LL. illuminare to paint. [root]122. See Illuminate, Luminous.] 1. To draw or paint; especially, to represent in an artistic way with pencil or brush. [1913 Webster] Let a painter carelessly limn out a million of faces, and you shall find them all different. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: To picture in words; to describe in graphic terms. [PJC] 3. To illumine, as books or parchments, with ornamental figures, letters, or borders. [1913 Webster]




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