- a light, as a lamp, candle, etc.
- an eye
Origin of glimMiddle English glimme, radiance, probably from Scand, as in OSwed glimma, akin to gleam, Middle High German glim, a spark
- A source of light, as a candle.
- The illumination given off by such a source.
Origin of glimPerhaps short for glimmer
Middle English glimme; of uncertain origin; likely ON; cp. Nor. dial. glim, OSwed. glim & glimma; apparently ultimately from Proto-Germanic *glim-.