From Anglo-Norman splendur, esplendur, or directly from its source L. splendor, from splendere â€˜to shineâ€™.
- Great light, luster or brilliance.
#* Rudyard Kipling The Just So Stories; How the Rhinoceros got its skin:
::"Once upon a time on an uninhabited island on the shores of the Red Sea, there lived a Parsee from whose hat the rays of the sun were reflected in more-than-oriental-splendour."
- Magnificent appearance, display or grandeur.
#* The splendour of the Queen's coronation was without comparison.
- Great fame or glory.