adjective Etymology: Middle English rutilaunt, from Latin rutilant-, rutilans, past participle of rutilare to glow reddish, from rutilus ruddy; probably akin to Latin ruber red — more at red Date: 15th century having a reddish glow

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  • rutilant — rutilant, ante [ rytilɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • rutillant 1495; lat. rutilans, de rutilare « teindre en rouge » et aussi « briller », de rutilus « d un rouge ardent » 1 ♦ Qui est d un rouge ardent. Vapeurs rutilantes, du peroxyde d azote. 2 ♦ (rutilan… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Rutilant — Ru ti*lant, a. [L. rutilans, p. pr. of rutilare to have a reddish glow, fr. rutilus red: cf. F. rutilant.] Having a reddish glow; shining. [1913 Webster] Parchments . . . colored with this rutilant mixture. Evelyn. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rutilant — rutilant, ante (ru ti lan, lan t ) adj. Terme didactique. Qui est d un rouge brillant. •   Malgré ses dimensions microscopiques, le protococcus étend sur des espaces de plusieurs kilomètres [de mer] un rutilant tapis, PAYEN Rev. des Deux Mondes,… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • rutilant — rutilánt adj. m., pl. rutilánţi; f. sg. rutilántă, pl. rutilánte Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  RUTILÁNT, Ă adj. de un roşu aprins. (< fr. rutilant …   Dicționar Român

  • rutilant — [ro͞ot′ l ənt] adj. [L rutilans, prp. of rutilare, to have a reddish glow < rutilus: see RUTILE] Rare glowing, gleaming, etc …   English World dictionary

  • rutilant — ˈrüd.ələnt adjective Etymology: Middle English rutilaunt, from Latin rutilant , rutilans, present participle of rutilare to make red, from rutilus red; akin to Latin ruber red more at red : having a reddish glow : shining sun, which put a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • rutilant — /rooht l euhnt/, adj. glowing or glittering with ruddy or golden light. [1490 1500; < L rutilant (s. of rutilans, prp. of rutilare to glow red), equiv. to rutil(us) red, reddish + ant ANT] * * * …   Universalium

  • rutilant — adjective /ˈruːtɪlənt/ shining or glowing with red light 1922: Mother’s milk, Purefoy, the milk of human kin, milk too of those burgeoning stars overhead, rutilant in thin rainvapour, punch milk, such as those rioters will quaff in their… …   Wiktionary

  • rutilant — [ ru:tɪl(ə)nt] adjective literary glowing or glittering with red or golden light. Origin ME: from L. rutilant , rutilare glow red …   English new terms dictionary

  • rutilant — ru•ti•lant [[t]ˈrut l ənt[/t]] adj. glowing or glittering with ruddy or golden light • Etymology: 1490–1500; < L rutilant , s. of rutilāns, prp. of rutilāre to glow red, der. of rutilus red, reddish; see ant …   From formal English to slang

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