Word of the Week Wednesday: rutilant


This Wednesday’s Word of the Week is: rutilant.

Rutilant means glowing with a ruddy or golden light.

I find this word intriguing because the Latin root means reddish, which makes sense for a ruddy glow, but I’m not sure where the golden part comes from.

It also reminds me of the word, ruminant, which could be further away in meaning.

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About Dan Kingsepp, ACS, ALS
I'm starting this blog to share my thought on the use of the English language and my experiences as a Toastmaster.

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