luciferous

[ loo-sif-er-uh s ]
/ luˈsɪf ər əs /
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adjective

bringing or providing light.
providing insight or enlightenment.

Origin of luciferous

1640–50; < Latin lūcifer (see Lucifer) + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for luciferous

luciferous

/ (luːˈsɪfərəs) /

adjective

rare bringing or giving light
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Word Origin and History for luciferous

luciferous


adj.

"light-bringing, emitting light," 1650s, from Latin lucifer (see Lucifer) + -ous. Figurative use is earliest (1640s) and more common.

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