shone

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shone

  1. simple past tense and past participle of shine

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English scȳne, sceōne (beautiful, fair, bright), from Proto-Germanic *skauniz, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ḱoun- (quick, dashing, beautiful). Compare Middle Dutch scone (beautiful, bright), Dutch schoon (beautiful), German schön (beautiful).

Adjective[edit]

shone

  1. beautiful, glorious, excellent, resplendent, noble
    • Sainte Nicholaes, godes druþ, tymbre us faire scone hus! — Sainte Nicholaes godes druþ, 1225
      (St. Nicolas, beloved by God, build us beautiful, resplendent house!)
    • As glysnande golde ... So schon þat schene ... On lenghe I loked to hyr. — Pearl, 1400
      (As glistening gold ... So beautiful that sheen ... Longingly I looked at her.)

References[edit]

  • Middle English dictionary (shone)