glister

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Old English glistren

Verb[edit]

glister (third-person singular simple present glisters, present participle glistering, simple past and past participle glistered)

  1. To gleam, glisten or coruscate
    • 1605: Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice (II, vii)
      All that glisters is not gold.
    • 1945: "The Lay of Autrou and Itroun" by JRR Tolkein
      ... strangely she glistered in the sun / as she leaped forth in the sun ...

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

glister (plural glisters)

  1. A brilliant flash; a glint

Etymology 2[edit]

Compare Old French glistere.

Noun[edit]

glister (plural glisters)

  1. Alternative form of clyster

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