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to enlighten
(Sounds epic if used for actual light. More common in the figurative sense)
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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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