Meanings

1.
light, bright, shining
(Notable English members of that family are words like lightfrom the Latin branches of "lucid", "lunar" and also "luminar". Also "Lucifer" comes from this root, btw. Bible trying to say something about Hybris, I think.)
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Word Family

Root: *leuk-

The core idea of this root was:

light, bright, shining

It’s the origin of the word light in the sense of lightning and of the Latin branch around luce with words like:

  • illuminate
  • luminous
  • illustrate 
  • lucent, lucid, translucent 
  • lunar
  • lunacy 
  • Lucifer

Also the Greek leuko- belongs to the family and origially meant “clear, white”.

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