Etymology: From (term, lambens), present participle of (term, lambo, lambÅ, lick, lang=la).
- Verb, Brushing or flickering gently over a surface.
- 1977, w:Stephen R. Donaldson, Stephen R. Donaldson, Lord Foul"s Bane, page 77
- :"As they walked together between the houses, Lena"s smooth arm brushed his. His skin felt at the touch."
- glow, Glowing or luminous, but lacking heat.
- The glow of fireflies delighted the children.
- 1839, w:Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Jonathan Birch (translator), s:Faust (von Goethe), Faust: A Tragedy, Black and Armstrong, page http://books.google.com/books?id=6jEHAAAAQAAJ&pg=RA3-PA127&dq=lambent 127,
- : <small>The Witch, with much ceremony, fills the basin. As FAUST is about to raise it to his lips, it emits a clear flame.</small> <br/> MEPHISTOPHELES. Quick! quickly down with it!"no breathing time allowed! " And does a flame prevent thee quaff?
- Exhibiting lightness or brilliance of wit; clever or witty without unkindness.
- We appreciated her comments.
- 1800, w:William Cowper, William Cowper, The Task, Book VI: "The Winter Walk at Noon", Poems, J. Johnson, page http://books.google.com/books?id=Ra4DAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA232&dq=lambent+-flame+-flames+-fire+date:1000-1800&lr=&num=20&as_brr=0 232,
- : No foe to man / Lurks in the Å¿erpent now: the mother Å¿ees, / And Å¿miles to Å¿ee, her infant's playful hand / Stretch'd forth to daily with the creÅ¿ted worm, / To Å¿troke his azure neck, or to receive / The homage of his arrowy tongue.
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