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.


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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