Limn Synonyms: depict, describe, portray

Limn Sentence: The artist had limned a beautiful picture of the hills.

 

 

Under The Lens: Limn Etymology

Limn comes from luminen (to illuminate manuscripts). Although initially it meant the same in English, now this meaning of limn has become obsolete. In modern usage limn means to represent in drawing or painting. It may also mean to portray in words or describe.

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