Origin of splendid
Examples from the Web for splendid
In any case, culling a manageable array from the totality of splendid volumes has with each year become more difficult.
One remaining letter thanks a friend for sending some grouse and a book, the former described as “splendid.”
You could hardly find a vestige of the splendid railroad depots, warehouses, etc.Atlanta’s Fall Foretold The End Of Civil War Bloodshed|Marc Wortman|September 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But Daniel Day-Lewis is splendid as Lincoln, and Sally Field almost as good as the cunning, half-mad Mary.Making Lincoln Sexy: Jerome Charyn’s Fictional President|Tom LeClair|March 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What happened to the formerly addictive, splendid, elegant costume drama?‘Downton Abbey’ Finale Review: The Depressing Demise of a Once-Great Show|Kevin Fallon|February 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ismar, wishing to give his body a splendid funeral, prepared a banquet of royal bounty to increase the splendour of the obsequies.The Danish History, Books I-IX|Saxo Grammaticus ("Saxo the Learned")
Half a dozen times he rushed hither and yon, but at all times he felt the spring of the splendid toy in my hand.Mr. Dide, His Vacation in Colorado|Lewis B. France
It is the most beautiful pulpit in all Italy, splendid alike in its decoration and its construction.Florence and Northern Tuscany with Genoa|Edward Hutton
Nootka returned the glance as if she felt that a splendid opportunity of securing such delights for her was opening up to him.The Walrus Hunters|R.M. Ballantyne
What, and like town-bred, ostentatious nobles; only to splendid company?
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Word Origin for splendid
Word Origin and History for splendid
1620s, probably a shortening of earlier splendidious (early 15c.), from Latin splendidus "magnificent, brilliant," from splendere "be bright, shine, gleam, glisten," from PIE *(s)plend- "bright" (cf. Lithuanian splendziu "I shine," Middle Irish lainn "bright"). An earlier form was splendent (late 15c.).