Related to relucent: reluctant


Reflecting light; shining.

[Latin relūcēns, relūcent-, present participle of relūcēre, to shine back : re-, re- + lūcēre, to shine; see leuk- in Indo-European roots.]
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archaic bright; shining
[C16: from Latin relūcēre to shine out, from re- + lūcēre to shine, from lūx light]
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(rɪˈlu sənt)

shining; bright.
[1500–10; < Latin relūcent-, s. of relūcēns, present participle of relūcere. See re-, lucent]
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Translating Plutarch's text gave him the opportunity to display his fluency in the classical languages (especially Greek, from which he quotes liberally) and translation skills (particularly his copious knowledge of synonyms, including many 'inkhorn' terms, for example 'relucent and esclarished' (sig.
If the world reflects back the light of a caring self that reaches out toward it in its neediness (Darbung), it is also the theatre of life's masquerading misadventure: life is relucent and larvant in the world.