luminare

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Aromanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

luminare f

  1. Alternative form of luminari

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /lu.miˈna.re/, [l̺umiˈn̺äːr̺e̞]
  • Stress: luminàre
  • Hyphenation: lu‧mi‧na‧re

Etymology 1[edit]

From Late Latin lūmināre (star” ← “light” ← “opening that lets light in).

Noun[edit]

luminare m (plural luminari)

  1. (obsolete) A shining heavenly body (especially said of the Sun and the Moon).
    • 1754, Niccolò Maria Bona, “Panegirico in onore de' SS. Cosma, e Damiano [Panegyric in honor of St. Cosmas and Damian]”, in Panegirici ed orazioni [Panegyrics and Prayers][1] (in Italian, Latin), Venice: Giovanni Tevernin, page 89:
      maraviglia non è, ſe fino da' primieri lor anni [] ſì ſplendidamente eſſi folgoreggiaſſero, come i due luminari del Cielo
      it's no wonder that, ever since their early years, they were so magnificently blazing like the two lights of the sky [the Sun and the Moon]
  2. (figuratively) One who has achieved success in his chosen field; leading light, luminary
  3. (archaeology) A vertical opening in a catacomb meant to let light and air inside.
  4. (obsolete, rare) illumination, luminary

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin lūmināre, present active infinitive form of lūminō (I illuminate, brighten).

Verb[edit]

luminare

  1. (obsolete, transitive) to illuminate, lighten, light up
  2. (literary, rare, intransitive) to shine, glow
    • 1902, Gabriele D'Annunzio, Novelle della Pescara[2], published 2016, page 285:
      Una specie di mollezza esotica pareva spargersi nel tramonto. Sorgevano, nella fantasia popolare, le rive favoleggiate e luminavano.
      A sort of exotic softness seemed to be spreading in the sunset. In the popular imagination, the fantasized-upon coasts were rising and shining.
    • Synonyms: risplendere
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Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From lūmen (light) +‎ -āris.

Noun[edit]

lūmināre n (genitive lūmināris); third declension

  1. (literally) That which gives light; enlightener
  2. a window-shutter, window (that lets light in)
  3. (Late Latin, in the plural) light, lamp (such as those lighted in churches in honor of martyrs)
  4. (Late Latin, in the plural) A luminary; especially a heavenly body.
Declension[edit]

Third declension neuter “pure” i-stem.

Case Singular Plural
nominative lūmināre lūmināria
genitive lūmināris lūminārium
dative lūminārī lūmināribus
accusative lūmināre lūmināria
ablative lūminārī lūmināribus
vocative lūmināre lūmināria
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Etymology 2[edit]

Non-lemma forms.

Verb[edit]

lūmināre

  1. present active infinitive of lūminō
  2. second-person singular present passive imperative of lūminō
  3. second-person singular present passive indicative of lūminō

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

lumina +‎ -re

Noun[edit]

luminare f (plural luminări)

  1. act of lighting, illuminating, shining