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

Descendants[edit]