sciene

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Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *skauniz (beautiful), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ḱoun- (quick, dashing, beautiful). Cognate with Old Frisian skēne (beautiful), Old Saxon skōni (shiny, beautiful), Old High German scōni (handsome, brilliant, pure, lovely, good, pleasant), Gothic 𐍃𐌺𐌰𐌿𐌽𐍃 (skauns, beautiful), Swedish skön (beautiful, fair, appealing).

Adjective[edit]

scīene

  1. beautiful, fair, bright
  2. bright, brilliant, light, shining

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