Sunday, July 19, 2009


limn \ˈlim\ transitive verb: 1. to draw or paint on a surface, 2 . to outline in clear sharp detail; delineate, 3. describe {the novel limns the frontier life of the settlers}

Etymology: Middle English limnen to illuminate (a manuscript), probably back-formation from lymnour illuminator, alteration of lumenur, from Anglo-French aluminer, enluminer to illuminate, ultimately from Latin illuminare

Figurative artists limn limbs.

No comments: