Origin of luminous
Examples from the Web for self-luminous
The interior of Jupiter is very hot, but the planet is not self-luminous.The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)|J. Arthur Thomson
If even one of these gases was self-luminous, the field of vision must have been always illuminated.
The brilliance of the moon arises solely from the light of the sun, which falls on the not self-luminous substance of the moon.The Story of the Heavens|Robert Stawell Ball
The fixed stars are self-luminous bodies, similar to our sun, only immensely distant from us.Fables of Infidelity and Facts of Faith|Robert Patterson
But the soul is self-luminous and ever lasting, omnipresent and super-eminent, while the mind is deceptive and egoism.
British Dictionary definitions for self-luminous
Word Origin for luminous
Word Origin and History for self-luminous
early 15c., "full of light," from Latin luminosus "shining, full of light," from lumen (genitive luminis) "light," related to lucere "to shine" (see light (n.)). Related: Luminously.