sciene

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Old English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *skaunī, from Proto-Germanic *skauniz (beautiful), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ḱown- (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), Middle Dutch scone (beautiful, bright), Dutch schoon (beautiful), German schön (beautiful).

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Adjective[edit]

sċīene (comparative sċīenra, superlative sċīenost) (West Saxon)

  1. beautiful, fair, bright
    • Hyrsta scýne, bord and brád swyrd, brúne helmas
      excellent/beautiful gear, shield and broad sword, brown helmets
      (Judith)
  2. brilliant, light, shining

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Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: schene, schen, schone, shone

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