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Thursday, May 04, 2017

Definitions for coruscant

  1. sparkling or gleaming; scintillating; coruscating.

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Citations for coruscant
Halley's comet was visible here early to-day in the southeastern horizon. Its light was brilliant and coruscant. , "Comet Is Getting Near," New York Times, April 20, 1910
Meanwhile, social media is a bon mot factory where you go to flaunt your coruscant wit, impeccable taste, and airbrushed confidence ... Katy Waldman, "Please, Like My Shame," Slate, June 29, 2016
Origin of coruscant
The Latin adjective coruscus “flashing, gleaming” and its derivative coruscāre, come from the same Proto-Indo-European root (s)ker-, (s)krē- (with other variants) “to jump around, leap.” In Langobardic (the Germanic language of the Lombards) skerzan “to leap with pleasure” (in Middle High German scherzen “to jump for joy,” modern German scherzen "to joke, jest") was adopted into Italian as the verb scherzare “to joke, jest” and the noun scherzo. Coruscant entered English in the 15th century.
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