Origin of splendentLate Middle English ; from Classical Latin splendens, present participle of splendere: see splendid
- Shining or lustrous; brilliant.
- Admired by many; illustrious.
Origin of splendentMiddle English, from Old French esplendent, from Latin splend&emacron;ns, splendent-, present participle of splend&emacron;re, to shine.
(comparative more splendent, superlative most splendent)
Latin splendens, splendentis, present participle of splendere (“to shine").